Borough of Hatboro, PA
Montgomery County
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Editor's Note: Former Part 6, Off-Street Metered Parking, and Part 7, Off-Street Unmetered Parking, were repealed and replaced by the new provisions of this Part 6 3/23/2015 by Ord. 1025.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
1. 
Parking Lots. The following parking lots and operating hours are established as parking lots operated by the Borough:
A. 
Bank Street Lot (Bank Street):
(1) 
Open seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
B. 
Moreland Avenue Municipal Lot (West Moreland Avenue and Orchard Street):
(1) 
Open seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
C. 
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, Fulmor Lot, was repealed 9/25/2017 by Ord. No. 1042.
D. 
Commuter Lot (Moreland Avenue and the railroad):
(1) 
Open seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
2. 
Parking Types. The following types and regulations of parking uses are established in the parking lots operated by the Borough:
A. 
Short-term shopper parking (two-hour limit):
(1) 
Two-hour limit.
B. 
Short-term shopper parking (three-hour limit):
(1) 
Three-hour limit.
C. 
Commuter parking:
(1) 
Twenty-four-hour limit.
D. 
Daily Business District parking:
(1) 
Twenty-four-hour limit.
E. 
Long-term parking:
(1) 
Parking spaces available for parking on a monthly or yearly rental basis. The rental fee shall be for a calendar month or year or the part of a calendar month or year remaining after the rental arrangements are made.
(a) 
The rental fee shall be paid in advance to the Borough for the use of the Borough and after the first month shall be automatically renewable until the renter notifies the Borough that he wishes to terminate the rental arrangements. The rental parking spaces shall be assigned by the Borough.
(b) 
The name of the renter of the parking space and/or the numbers and/or letters on the registration tag of the vehicle entitled to be parked there shall be recorded and reported to the Chief of Police.
(c) 
Spaces set aside for monthly or yearly rentals shall be numbered signs indicating "Parking by Permit only."
(d) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any unauthorized vehicle in a marked rental space.
F. 
Handicapped restricted:
(1) 
Any of the above parking types may be reserved parking spaces for handicapped and shall designate those spaces by appropriate signs.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to park in any such reserved parking space any vehicle unless that vehicle bears or displays either: a "handicapped registration plate," a "handicapped parking placard," a "disabled veteran registration plate," or a "disabled veteran placard."
(3) 
All provisions, requirements, and restrictions contained in the other sections of this Part shall apply to vehicles lawfully parked in reserved parking spaces for handicapped.
3. 
Parking Fees. The parking fee for each type of parking shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle, or to allow a vehicle to remain parked, in any short-term, metered, and long-term rental parking lot:
A. 
For longer than the maximum parking time prescribed by § 15-601 of this Part.
B. 
At any time when the lot is not in operation and is closed to public use.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
The parking lots established by § 15-601 of this Part shall be for the use of passenger cars, passenger vans, and pickup trucks only, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park any other kind or class of vehicle in any such lot.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
1. 
Every vehicle parked in a parking lot shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding or marking the individual parking space assigned to that vehicle and shall be parked headed into the parking space. It shall be unlawful for any person:
A. 
To park a vehicle in a space not rented by him.
B. 
To park a vehicle otherwise than as required by this section.
C. 
To park a vehicle elsewhere than in a designated individual parking space. Prohibited areas include, but are not limited to, the access and exit driveways, turning and maneuvering spaces, and the through-ways of the parking lots.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
The number and placement of parking types shall be determined by the Borough Manager with recommendations from the Chief of Police.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
1. 
Placement and Characteristics of Parking Meters.
A. 
Individual parking meters installed in the parking lots shall be placed immediately adjacent to the individual parking spaces that shall be marked off and maintained in the lots.
(1) 
For each parking meter, there shall be a clear indication, through use of a directional arrow, or an identification as to number with the parking space, to show which individual parking space it serves.
(2) 
Each parking meter shall indicate by a proper legend the parking rate, and, when the parking space is occupied and the parking meter put into operation by the insertion of one or more coins, the parking meter shall indicate on and by its display the duration of legal parking, and, upon the expiration of that period, shall indicate illegal parking or overparking.
B. 
A centrally located collection system, or kiosk, may be used for the purpose of regulating parking spaces in the Borough.
(1) 
The centrally located collection system shall be clearly identified as such.
(2) 
There shall be a clear indication, through use of a receipt, or an identification as to number with the parking space, to show which parking space is being used.
(3) 
The receipt issued by the collection system must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle occupying the space that corresponds to the receipt. This receipt shall be clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle. The transaction is not deemed complete until the valid receipt is placed on the dashboard as required by this section.
2. 
Payment for Parking in Parking Lots; Overtime Parking Unlawful.
A. 
Whenever a vehicle is to be parked in any space regulated by a coin-operated parking meter, at any time when the parking lot is open for use and the parking meters are to be in operation, the driver of the vehicle, upon entering the parking space, shall immediately deposit, or cause to be deposited, in the proper parking meter one or more proper coins of the United States of America as specified in the legend on the parking meter. Upon the deposit of the coin or coins, and placing the parking meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle for the time indicated on the meter.
B. 
Whenever a vehicle is to be parked in any space regulated by a centrally located collection system, or kiosk, at any time when the parking lot is open for use and the kiosk is in operation, the driver of the vehicle, upon entering a parking space, shall immediately deposit, or cause to be deposited, at the designated kiosk, proper currency of the United States of America as specified on the kiosk. Proper payment shall include payment by credit card or other proper electronic payment if so accepted at the kiosk. Upon the deposit of the proper payment at the kiosk, and placing the issued receipt on the dashboard of the corresponding vehicle in a visible location, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle for the time indicated on the receipt.
C. 
If any vehicle remains in any metered parking space for such length of time beyond the metered time, that vehicle shall be considered as being parked overtime, and the parking of a vehicle overtime shall be a violation of this Part; provided that every hour that a vehicle remains parked at a meter showing a violation shall constitute a separate violation of this Part.
3. 
Unlawful to Deposit Substitute for Coin in Coin-Operated Parking Meters. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in any coin-operated parking meter installed under the provisions of this Part any slug or other substitute for a coin of the United States of America.
4. 
Unlawful to Remain Parked at a Parking Meter Showing Violation. It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to permit a vehicle to remain in a parking space adjacent to a parking meter installed under this Part, when that meter displays a signal indicating that the vehicle has already been parked there beyond the period of time prescribed for that parking space, or the time for which a coin or coins were deposited in that meter for the parking of that vehicle.
5. 
Unlawful to Tamper with Parking Meter. It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to deface, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this Part; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall apply to the servicing or opening of parking meters by officers, employees or police officers of the Borough under the direction of the Chief of Police or Borough Council.
[Added by Ord. 1025, 3/23/2015]
1. 
Any person who violates any section of this Part shall be issued a notice of violation (parking ticket), which shall be placed on or attached to the vehicle. The notice of violation shall include the following information:
A. 
A description of the violation of this Part for which the operator or owner of the vehicle is being cited.
B. 
The parking lot name and meter number or space number, if applicable.
C. 
The date and time that the notice of violation was issued.
D. 
The state license number on the vehicle.
E. 
Instructions to the owner or operator that if the owner or operator will report to the office of the Chief of Police and pay, for the use of the Borough:
(1) 
For parking at over permitted time limits, the sum of $25.
(2) 
For parking in a space reserved for handicapped without display of an authorized handicapped parking permit: as per the Vehicle Code.
(3) 
For not being parked within the marked spaces, the sum of $25.
(4) 
If the said fine is paid within five days, that act will save the violator from the penalties prescribed in § 15-607, Subsection 2, of this Part, and the sum of the penalty will be reduced to $15.
2. 
Any vehicle owner or driver in violation of any section of this Part and who fails to report to the Chief of Police and pay the sum for the use of the Borough as instructed in Subsection 1E shall be cited within 15 days of the violation and, upon conviction of the stated violation, shall be guilty of a summary offense and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and/or undergo imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.