Parking Enforcement

About Parking Enforcement

The Parking Enforcement Department enforces parking meter districts, timed zones, loading zones, and restricted zones in an effort to help turn parking spaces over for access to businesses. The Parking Enforcement Department enforces parking within Wilkes-Barre City limits and in the public right of way only. PED does not enforce parking in off-street parking garages or on private property. 


Report a Broken Meter

If you encounter an inoperable parking meter, immediately report the meter number (three digit number on the front face of the meter) call 570.208.4232.

All claims of a broken meter will be promptly investigated and verified.
Any tickets issued in a parking space with a verified broken meter will be dismissed upon appeal.


Report a Potential Parking Violation

Call the Parking Enforcement Hotline at 570.208.4232, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Voicemails are reviewed.

To report a potential violation after hours, call 911 non-emergency line.


Parking Ticket Payment

Parking tickets can be paid at the Tax Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 40 East Market Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Accepted forms of payment:
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
NO credit/debit cards accepted

Check and money order should be made payable to The City of Wilkes-Barre.


Parking Ticket Appeals

An appeal to the decision on a contested parking ticket requires a $5.00 non-refundable filing fee due at the time of the appeal. A check or money order can be mailed to the address below. Cash, check or money order can be paid in the Tax Office, 1st Floor, City Hall.

Note: Appeals will not be accepted if made after 30 days of the day of issuance of the parking ticket.

Return the form to the Parking Ticket office located within the Tax Office, 1st Floor, City Hall.

Completed forms can also be mailed to:
Wilkes-Barre City Police Department
Attention: Parking Enforcement 
15 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Late Fees will NOT accumulate during the review process.


Special Parking Requests

For Special Parking Requests, i.e. meter bagging, street closures, please contact  Parking Enforcement at 570.208.4232