offers many different parking programs for residents,
employees, students and visitors. You'll find a
brief overview of these programs below. For
more information, call the borough office at 610
parking is available throughout downtown Swarthmore
for varying time lengths from 15 minutes to 12
hours. All meters are marked with a sticker
indicating the time limit. Meters accept
different denominations of coins, depending on
the meter length, so it is helpful to have various
types of change ready! The borough is in
the process of introducing new, electronic meters
which will accept all types of coins, with 70
meters already in place.
parking at any 12 hour parking meter in the borough
between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Daytime sticker
must be purchased each month, but there is no limit
on the number of months that can be purchased in
advance. Purchaser need not be a resident of the
borough. Cost is $28 per month.
overnight parking at meters 5 through 44, located
on the west side of the Chester Road underpass
by the College field. Parking is allowed between
6 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and
all day on Sunday. Purchaser must be a resident
of the Business District. There is no cost for
Long Term permit
permit allows parking at any time of the day or
night at assigned parking spots on Myers Avenue. Permits
must be purchased monthly, but there is no limit
on the number of months that can be purchased
in advance. Purchaser need not be a resident of
the Borough. Cost is $50 per month. Click
here to download an application.
Borough restricts overnight street parking in
certain areas. All streets with such restricted
are posted with signs. If you live in one
of these areas, you may pick up a special residential
permit at Borough Hall. Please bring a copy
of your license and registration. There
is no cost for this permit.
is handled by the Swarthmore Police.
of parking fines
may be made at Borough Hall Monday – Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All tickets unpaid
within 5 days will be sent to the District Justice
you encounter a broken meter, please write down
the meter number located on the meter pole and
drop a note to Borough Hall or the Police Station.