§12-905. Permits for Curb Loading Zones.


(1) The Department may designate a curb loading zone upon the special request of any person when, on the basis of an engineering study by the Department, it is determined that such curb loading zone is necessary and justified by traffic conditions.

(2) Any person who requests a curb loading zone not in a meter parking area shall make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and the payment of a fee of $150 for each 23 feet of curb parking space or fraction thereof to the City, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1), above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of $75.[24]

(3) Any person who requests a curb loading zone in a parking meter area shall make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and the payment of a fee of $300 for each metered parking space or fraction thereof included in the curb loading zone, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1), above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of $75.[25]

(4) Any person who requests a curb loading zone 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 make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and payment of a fee of $250.00 to the City for each twenty-three feet of curb parking space or fraction thereof not in a metered parking area, and payment of a fee of $500.00 to the City for each metered parking space or fraction thereof included in the curb loading zone in a metered parking area, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1) above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one (1) year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of $150.00.[26]

(5) The Department may terminate any curb loading zone permit and remove the signs erected if payment of the annual fee shall be thirty days in arrears, or whenever public convenience or necessity warrants such action; provided that 15 days’ notice of such intended action shall be given to the person to whom the permit has been issued.[27]

(6) No fee shall be required for the designation of a curb loading zone in front of any public building, theater, school, church or hospital.[28]