§12-2809. Civil Penalties and Costs.


(1) The civil penalties prescribed for parking violations under the Philadelphia Traffic Code, and payable by a person to whom a parking ticket or notice of violation has been issued, are as set forth in subsection 12-2809(2) or 2809(4).[158] Except as provided in subsection 12-2804(8), the total sum of costs and additional fees payable by a person who fails to answer a parking ticket within eight (8) days after the date the ticket was issued, or by a person who, after a hearing pursuant to Section 12-2807, has an order entered against him sustaining the charges, is twenty-three ($23.00) dollars. In the event that payment is not made within thirty (30) days after entry of a final order determining liability for a parking violation or in the event that a person fails to answer a notice of violation or fails to appear at a hearing when required to so, an additional fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars[159] shall be added to the amount due.

(2) Any person violating the following provisions of Title 12 shall, upon a final finding of liability pursuant to this Chapter 12-2800, be liable for payment of the civil penalty indicated, in addition to the costs and fees set forth in subsection 12-2809(1):[160]
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Code Provision
Violation Description
Penalty
12-807(1)
Bicycle Illeg Parking....................................................................................
$15.00
12-901(1)(a)
Parking on Bridge........................................................................................
$20.00
12-901(1)(b)
Parking Bus Stop.........................................................................................
$35.00
12-901(1)(c)
Parking School Zone....................................................................................
$30.00
12-901(1)(d)
Stop Prohibited...........................................................................................
$35.00
12-901(2)
Move Veh to Proh Area.................................................................................
$20.00
12-901(3)
Park Commercial Vehicle on Residential Street[161] .................................................
$100.00
12-902(1)(a)
Disp Veh For Sale[162] ....................................................................................
$300.00
12-902(1)(b)
Wash Repair Veh[163] ....................................................................................
$300.00
12-903(1)
Disobey Signs -- Stopping, Standing, Parking......................................................
$35.00
12-903(2)
Disobey Signs -- Standing, Parking...................................................................
$35.00
12-903(3)
Disobey Signs -- Parking..............................................................................
$20.00
12-903(6)
Cleaning Zone Regs[164] .................................................................................
$25.00
12-906(2)
Parking Load Zone.......................................................................................
$25.00
12-908(1)
Bus Not In Bus Stand[164.1]................................................................................
$250.00
12-908(2)
Improper Discharge[164.2]..................................................................................
$250.00
12-908(3)
Load Bus Improper[164.3]...................................................................................
$250.00
12-908(4)
Taxi Not in Taxi Stand..................................................................................
$35.00
12-909(1)
Park Taxi Stand..........................................................................................
$25.00
12-912
Stop/Block Highway....................................................................................
$35.00
12-913(1)(a)
Stopping, Standing, Parking - Prohib Place..........................................................


(i) Double Parking.................................................................................
$35.00

(ii) On Sidewalk....................................................................................
$35.00

(iii) In Intersection.................................................................................
$35.00

(iv) In Crosswalk...................................................................................
$35.00

(v) In Safety Zone.................................................................................
$35.00

(vi) Street Excavation.............................................................................
$25.00

(vii) Railroad Tracks..............................................................................
$25.00

(viii) Center of Divided Highway...............................................................
$25.00

(ix) Disobey Signs -- Prohib Stopping.........................................................
$35.00

(x) Block curb cut/ramp[165] .......................................................................
$75.00
12-913(1)(b)
Standing, Parking- Prohib Place.......................................................................


(i) Driveway........................................................................................
$35.00

(ii) Fire Hydrant....................................................................................
$40.00

(iii) Too Close to Corner..........................................................................
$35.00

(iv) Too Close to Signals.........................................................................
$30.00

(v) Too Close to Fire Station.....................................................................
$35.00

(vi) Streetcar Obstructed..........................................................................
$35.00

(vii) Limited Access Highway...................................................................
$35.00

(viii) Disobey Signs -- Prohib Standing.......................................................
$35.00
12-913(1)(c)
Parking -- Prohib Place.................................................................................


(i) Near Railroad Crossing........................................................................
$25.00

(ii) Disobey Signs -- Prohib Parking...........................................................
$25.00
12-913(2)
Private Property..........................................................................................
$25.00
12-914
Improper Parking.........................................................................................
$25.00
12-915
Unattended Vehicle......................................................................................
$25.00
12-916(1)
Parking While Owner’s License Suspended[166] ......................................................
$100.00
12-916(2)
Parking Unregistered Vehicle; Parking Without Driver’s License; Parking Without Insurance; Parking Without Certificate of Inspection[167]............................................
$100.00
12-917(5)
Park Valet Zone[168] .......................................................................................
$25.00
12-917(6)
Overtime Valet Zone[169] .................................................................................
$25.00
12-1002(1)
Park Unmetered Zone...................................................................................
$20.00
12-1004(1)
Park Meter Improper....................................................................................
$20.00
12-1004(2)
Improper Motorcycle Parking[170].......................................................................
$50.00
12-1005(1)
Not Pay Meter Fee.......................................................................................
$20.00
12-1006(1)
Overtime Meter..........................................................................................
$20.00
12-1113(3)
Park Trolley Stop........................................................................................
$25.00
12-1117(3)(f)
Parking Reserved Accessible Space[171]...............................................................
$300.00
12-1117(4)(b)
Park Handicapped Space[172] ............................................................................
$300.00
12-1120(2)
Abandoning Vehicle[173]..................................................................................
$300.00
12-1123
Unlawful Vehicle Alarm[174] ............................................................................
$100.00
12-1124(1)
Mobile Home Parking...................................................................................
$35.00
12-1126
Excessive Noise[175] .......................................................................................
$75.00
12-1127(1)(2)(3)
Excessive Idling of or Noise from Motor Vehicles[176] .............................................
$75.00
12-1128
Commercial Vehicle to Display Name, Address and Telephone Number of Owner[177]........
$300.00
12-1402(3)
Illeg Placed Ticket.......................................................................................
$50.00
12-1604(1)
Parking on Grass[178]......................................................................................
$100.00
12-1604(2)
Parental Liability[179]......................................................................................
$100.00
12-2502(4)(a)
Parking Snow Route[180]..................................................................................
$40.00
(3) The "Violation Descriptions" used in subsection 12-2809(2) are intended solely to facilitate reading and reference to provisions of this Title 12 and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of any section of this Title 12.

(4) Notwithstanding the penalties enumerated in subsection 12-2809(2), any person violating the provisions of Title 12, as enumerated in subsection 12-2809(2), upon a finding of liability pursuant to this Chapter 12-2800, shall be liable for payment of a civil penalty of one hundred ($100.00) dollars, in addition to the costs and fees set forth in subsection 12-2809(1), when the violation has the effect of impeding the passage of a publicly operated mass transit or common carrier passenger streetcar, trackless trolley or motor bus, such as those operated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit, Greyhound or Trailways, or any school bus.[181]