The City of Lancaster has a number of parking options for residents, commuters and visitors. See below for more information about parking options, residential permit parking, street cleaning, snow removal, how to pay parking tickets and more.
Garages and lots are managed by the Lancaster Parking Authority. Metered parking, street cleaning and residential permit parking is enforced by the Lancaster Parking Authority. Parking tickets are paid through the Lancaster Parking Authority.
Street cleaning is either weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the route. The City of Lancaster is federally mandated to provide street cleaning year round in order to keep litter out of storm drains. Litter that ends up in a storm drain then goes into our combined sewer system, which has the potential to empty into our waterways and ultimately end up in the Chesapeake Bay. Please help us keep our water safe by paying attention to street cleaning signage when you parking and moving your car when necessary.
There will be no street cleaning on the following days:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day)
Thanksgiving & the day after
Christmas & the day after
Street cleaning is suspended on the holidays listed above and during some extreme weather, like heavy ice or snow. Do not assume street cleaning is cancelled unless the City confirms otherwise. Please check the IN THE SPOTLIGHT section on our home page, or call (717) 735-3300 ext. 3291 to confirm if street cleaning is on schedule or suspended.
The City of Lancaster provides snow removal on public streets during winter weather events. During light snow, cars can remained parked on the street. Typically, when there is a strong forecast for 8 or more inches of snow, the City will declare a Snow Emergency. Declaration of a Snow Emergency allows the Department of Public Works and the Police Bureau to restore reasonable flow of traffic in the City as quickly and effectively as possible. Whenever possible, streets will be plowed curb to curb.
During a Snow Emergency, the City will advise the public through local media, the City website and social media outlets, South Central Alerts, and e-alerts.