The Department of Streets issues Temporary No Parking (TNP) permits for:
- Moving trucks.
- Storage containers or pods.
- Temporary dumpsters.
- Restaurant use and loading.
You will need a different kind of permit to close a street for crane placement, helicopter lifts, or banner installation.
To apply, you must provide:
- Your name and contact information.
- The address where you want to place the moving truck, container, etc.
- The length of the moving truck or number of moving containers or dumpsters.
- The start and end time for your permit.
For restaurant use, you should also be prepared to provide your business privilege license number.
When to apply
You must apply at least four business days before you need the permit. If you’ve not been contacted three days before you need the permit, contact the Streets Department Right-of-Way Unit at (215) 686-5500.
Cost and duration
The permit cost and duration depends on how you will use the parking space. It may also be affected by the location or size of the vehicle or equipment that you’re parking.
Forty feet is roughly equal to two parking spaces.
|Purpose of permit||Cost and duration|
|Moving truck||The cost in Center City or University City is $50 per 40 feet of space, per day.
The cost in all other areas of the city is $25 per 40 feet of space, per day.
|Moving container or pod||The cost is $50.
You can park the container for a maximum of five days.
|Temporary dumpster||The cost is $40.
You can place the dumpster for up to seven days without a permit from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
|Restaurant use||The cost is $25 per 40 feet of space, per day.
Provide your requested dates in the “purpose” section of your application.
You should only apply for one address per permit. If you enter multiple addresses into your application, only the first one will be processed.
Likewise, you should only apply for one permit per address. If you apply for multiple permits for the same date and address, the processing time for your application will increase.
They will contact you with an invoice or to request more information.
Your requested permit location may change if it’s affected by local parking restrictions. This might happen if there is no legal parking in the area where you request the permit, or if it’s a loading zone.
For the payment center, you’ll need to provide the reference numbers shown on your invoice.
You can use the police district map to find a location near you.
Post the signs as soon as you receive your permit, or at least 24 hours before you need the spaces. If someone parked in your zone during your permit dates, contact your local police district to request that the vehicle be issued a ticket. It can then be towed.
If you paid your invoice, but did not receive the permit in time for your move or someone parked in your zone, you may submit a general refund petition form.
The burden of proof is on you and only requests that have demonstrated a clear non-use of the permit will be approved. Permits related to restaurant use cannot apply for a refund.