Parking permit renewal now every two years

Overnight parking permit applications are now required every two years, starting in 2018.

“Applicants that apply for a permit in 2018 will not have to reapply in 2019. Permits issued in 2018 will be good until December 31, 2019.  Applicants will need to reapply in 2020,” said Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey.  “We made this change to lessen the burden of yearly applications on residents. “

The 2018-2019 overnight parking application can be found here.

Not sure if you need a permit? Here’s an overview of parking regulations:
Parking regulations in Collingswood consider the needs of different streets and neighborhoods in town. Generally speaking, residences with a legal off street parking space or public parking lot within one block of your residence are not eligible for a permit. If you live in a residence with no off street parking or a smaller driveway, you may be eligible. There is no cost for a permit. You can call in overnight guests by calling 856-854-1901 x590.  Overnight call-ins are limited to a maximum of 5 nights in a 30 day period.

Why Are Overnight Parking Permits Required?
Primarily, the concerns are those of safety.  Some of the benefits of restricting parking on the streets include: reducing opportunity for vehicle-related crimes, easier recognition of suspicious, stolen, abandoned and disabled vehicles, enhancing neighborhood aesthetics and improving access for overnight emergency, utility or road repair vehicles. This is a policy many surrounding towns with similar infrastructure have.

When Does The Overnight Parking Get Enforced?
 Parking is enforced Monday- Friday between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. It is not enforced on recognized holidays.  The Borough is divided into grids/area to ensure equal enforcement throughout the Borough.  Some areas may get cited more frequently due to it being a high complaint area.

Full information on parking permits and applications is on the Police parking page here. Residents can also apply via email to With parking questions contact Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey at