§12-1005. Use of Parking Meters.

(1) When a vehicle is parked in a parking meter space the operator shall immediately deposit the designated fee in the parking meter, unless there is parking meter time remaining on the meter at the parking meter space. Any vehicle can use the balance of time on the parking meter until such time expires and additional deposits are required. Failure to deposit such fee for a vehicle at a parking meter whose time has expired shall constitute a violation of this Chapter.[42]

(2) Except in areas set forth in subsection three (3) of this Section or expressly provided for by special ordinances, the designated fee to be deposited in all parking meters shall be up to fifty (.50) cents for one (1) hour of parking.[43]

(3) The designated fee for fifteen (15) minutes of parking in the Center City area bounded by Spring Garden street, Bainbridge street, the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River, and in the University City area bounded by the Schuylkill River on the east, University avenue/Woodland avenue on the south, Fortieth street on the west, and by a line along Filbert street, between Fortieth street and Thirty-fourth street, along Thirty-fourth street to Arch street, along Arch street, between Thirty-fourth street and the Schuylkill River, on the north shall be up to twenty-five (.25) cents, as determined by the Department.[44]