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Overnight parking is prohibited on all Mt. Lebanon streets between 2 and 6 a.m. However, you can request special permission to park a vehicle on the street during the overnight hours by submitting a request online through myLebo before 2 a.m. prior to parking the vehicle overnight. You are limited to 20 overnight parking requests per license plate, per year. If we receive more than one inch of snow, no one may park on the street for any reason, to safely allow plows to clear the roads.
Residents who do not have parking options on their property or within 1/10th of a mile may apply for special permits. Before applying, click on the overnight onstreet parking ordinance and the FAQ to see if you qualify.
Why does Mt. Lebanon prohibit on-street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.?
This prohibition, which has been in effect for decades, addresses both public safety and public works concerns. With no cars on the street at night, it is easier for patrol officers to determine if a parked vehicle might pose a threat to residents. Streets free of parked cars at night also allow fire, police and medical rescue teams to respond more quickly. If it snows, public works is able to plow during the night without damaging or blocking in vehicles, ensuring everyone can get to work or school in the morning. Also, it prevents people from dumping inoperable cars on the road, where they become junk and permanently block access.
Why was a change needed to the overnight parking policy?
Overnight parking is intended to be used infrequently and for a good reason—out of town company, for example, or the need for a temporary overnight guest. Since the municipality permitted the option of online requests several years ago, the number of nightly requests has jumped from 60 per night to more than 300 per night. This is time-consuming for patrol officers, who have other public safety duties to attend to. Mt. Lebanon streets were designed for travel, not for extended parking.
What does the new overnight parking ordinance mandate?
The new ordinance permits 20 overnight parking permissions per year per license plate. The Commission selected 20 because 93 percent of the requestors asked for 20 or fewer permissions per year. Residents will make requests online as usual atMyLebo. If a license plate has exceeded its 20 permissions for the year, the request will not be approved. As always, there will be no overnight onstreet parking permitted if there is an inch or more of snow or ice in the forecast.
Why have requests for overnight parking increased so dramatically?
Research has shown that many residents with access to off-street parking where they live or who are eligible to purchase overnight permits in convenient municipal lots, garages and zones are abusing the system. Rather than
utilizing the off-street options available to them, these residents are making requests on a nightly basis to park their cars on the street.
What will happen if a car without permission or a permit parks on the street overnight?
A police officer will issue a traffic citation. The cost of the ticket is $25.
What if a resident cannot access their garage because of street repair and or have an extenuating circumstance such as a dumpster in the driveway during a construction project?
In the case of infrastructure repair, an exception would automatically be made, and the letter explaining the project would state that. Other requests for exceptions would be handled on an individual basis.
If residents don’t have any parking on their property, such as a driveway or parking pad, what are they expected to do now that the overnight parking ordinance is being enforced?
The ordinance includes two options: Permit Parking Zones and Special Permit Parking Spaces:
Permit Parking Zones
In areas where there is no public parking and no suitable off-street parking option within 1/10 of a mile, residents can apply for Permit Parking Zones on streets or portions of streets recommended by the parking enforcement supervisor and approved by the Municipal manager. Such a permit allows a vehicle to be parked overnight from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., except when an inch or more of snow and ice is expected. But in order for a street or portion of a street to be considered for the zone, a majority of owners of the property abutting the zone and directly across the street must agree to it. That step is necessary because the zone can have potential negative impact on the neighborhood; for example, only permitted cars may be parked in the zone between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Before considering a street for permit zones, the manager will consider whether there are any other parking options, including the availability of nearby public parking, the width of the street and other logistical concerns.
To qualify to use permit parking areas, the resident/owner of a vehicle shall apply for a permit with proof of residency. The permit will allow that person to park within 1/10 a mile from the residence for a cost of $150 semi-annually ($300 a year).
Special Permit Parking Spaces
If certain conditions are met, a Special Permit Space may be established for Single or Two-Family dwellings. Residents can apply to the parking enforcement supervisor for Special Permit Parking Spaces (up to two vehicle license plates per dwelling) when it’s impossible to park off street without substantial financial cost or when a good reason exists. This permit also costs $150 semi-annually ($300 for a year) and will allow parking between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Special Permit Parking Spaces will not be authorized for more than one year, although a requestor can reapply for a permit when the time has expired. The manager or the manager’s designee will review all requests for approval. As with the Permit Parking Zones, this permit will not allow cars to be parked on the street during snow and ice events
If a Permit Parking Zone or Special Permit Parking Space is not approved and residents have several cars or do not have room, what are they expected to do
Residents may purchase parking passes in several municipal surface lots and zones, as well as in the North and South parking garages. Day, 24-hour and night permits are available.
What is a good reason to request a Special Permit Parking Space for overnight parking? What isn’t a good reason?
Good reasons include (but are not limited to): The situation is expected to last more than 20 days, the reason for the request is beyond the control of the requestor and off-street/alternative parking isn’t available. “Not good” reasons include: Too many vehicles, vehicle is too large for existing space, drivers don’t want to rearrange cars, off-street/alternative parking is available but is not convenient or costs money.
What are some examples of how the overnight parking ordinance will be applied?
What are some examples of how this ordinance will be applied?
Example 1: A driver lives ½ mile from a public garage or public parking lot. The driver may still qualify for a Special Permit Parking Space. (If the resident lived 1/10 of a mile away, those public spaces would be considered a reasonably available alternative.)
Example 2: A driver can park one vehicle off street, but doesn’t have room for two. If all other requirements are met, the driver would qualify for one Special Permit Parking Space, but not two.
Example 3: The driver has a garage but their large SUV doesn’t fit. Since this reason is not beyond the control of the driver, the garage will be considered available parking.
Example 4: A driver who lives in an area with a nearby Permit Parking Zone would prefer to have a Special Permit Parking space in front of their house instead of the using the Zone. Since this reason is not beyond the control of the driver, the Permit Parking Zone would be considered available parking.
Example 5: A Permit Parking Zone is large enough that if all the spaces closest to the driver’s home are taken, the walk from available spaces to home is more than 1/10th of a mile. This will not qualify for a Special Permit Parking Space.
Example 6: A driver works late at night and doesn’t wish to move or arrange vehicles late at night or early in the morning. This is not a reason beyond the control of the driver and does not support a Special Permit Parking Space.
Example 7: The applicant has a onstreet permit but receives a citation or is towed while parking during a snow event. Those municipal actions are proper as nothing in this ordinance supersedes other relevant ordinances and restrictions.
Example 8: During the day, vehicles are parked in the Special Permit Parking Space such that there is no space for driver to park. No relief is available to the applicant. The Special Permit Parking Space is not a reserved space; it only authorizes on street parking between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Example 9: A Special Permit Parking Space has been established, but later, several residents on the street apply for Special Permit Parking Spaces. The manager is rightly permitted to establish a Permit Parking Zone and require overnight parking use in accordance with those requirements.
Example 10: A driver lives next to a public parking facility but there are no available permits. That facility would not be considered available parking.
Example 11: A permit-holder sells his or her residence and wants to transfer the permit along with the property. This is not permitted. A permit is not property, grants no vested rights and is not transferable. The new owner must apply for the permit, the issuance of which is not guaranteed.
Example 12: The Ordinance or other rules and regulations change, and a permit holder objects and wishes to be considered grandfathered in the old rules. This treatment is not available. There are no rights to the continuation of a permit, a Special Permit Parking Space, or a Permit Parking Zone, all of which are subject to change
How do I get permission to park a vehicle on the street overnight?
You can request special permission to park on the street during overnight hours (2 to 6 a.m.) on myLebo.
If you qualify, see if a permit parking zone is already established on your street by clicking this interactive map.
If you live near an established zone, apply for a permit. Permits have a fee of $150 for 6 months.
Mt. Lebanon provides more than 1,000 public parking spaces in and around our business districts. Almost all our metered spaces take cash and credit cards and the Passport or ParkMobile parking apps (see below) which allows you to pay for any metered space in Mt. Lebanon using your smartphone.
Parking Locations and Rates
Washington Road, Alfred Lot & South Lot 0-1 Hours: $0.25/15 minutes, $1/hour 2nd Hour: $1.00/15 minutes, $4/hour 3rd Hour: $1.50/15 minutes, $6/hour
Meters operate Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. A ten-minute grace period starts when the paid parking time has run out. No violation ticket will be issued during this time period.
All meters and pay stations have credit/debit card minimums of $1-$2.
Mobile Pay Parking patrons have the option to pay for parking at all meters and lots with their mobile device. Mt. Lebanon has partnered with Passport Parking, ParkMobile and Meter Feeder (starting in September) for their mobile payment option. Please visit the Google Play or Apple App Store and search for the provider shown below. Download the app and begin parking.
Academy, Alfred & Overlook Lot Permits Day Permit (6 a.m. – 11 p.m.): $80.00/month 24 Hour Permit: $85.00/month Night Permit (5 p.m. – 10 a.m.): $38.00/month
Hilf St. & LRT** Lot Permits Day Permit (6 a.m. – 11 p.m.): $65.00/month 24 Hour Permit: $70.00/month Night Permit (5 p.m. – 10 a.m.): $38.00/month **Night Permits only (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.): $38.00/month
Two multilevel parking garages are located at each end of the Washington Road business district. Many merchants will provide validated parking at either of the facilities. The Washington Road business district also includes on-street metered parking and several surface lots.
The Beverly Road business district has both on-street metered parking and a surface lot.
Accessible Parking Spaces
Mt. Lebanon has a number of accessible spaces throughout our parking areas, including:
South Garage: (9 total) 5 spaces on 6th floor, Washington Road level; 4 spaces on 4th floor (connection to Washington Square)
North Garage (7 total) 1 space on either side of the elevator lobby on three upper floors; to to the left of the rooftop elevator lobby
Alfred lot—2 (accessed via Central Way, upper lot)
Cedar lot—1 (until June 30, 2023, when it will become a private lot)
Beverly Road—1 space in front of WesBanco, 312 Beverly Road
A state issued placard is required to park there.
EV Charging Spaces
Mt. Lebanon offers several locations for EV charging.
An EV charging station is part of the renovated Overlook parking lot in the Beverly Road shopping district. Mt. Lebanon received a $9,000 grant in the form of a rebate through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Driving PA Forward program to help offset the cost of the $20,179 ChargePoint EV Charger. The station includes two Level 2 charging ports, capable of adding 10 to 20 miles of driving range per charging hour, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Users must pay to use the station: Cost is $1.25 for the first hour and $2.25 thereafter, with a maximum of $8 for every four hours of use. Users must create an account with ChargePoint. A QR code for the app appears on the charger display to allow for easy download to a mobile device.
South garage, second level: First hour free, $1 per hour thereafter, up to 8 hours
LONG TERM permit parking is available for both surface lots and garages. Purchase online. Questions about permits, tickets and the Validation Program can be answered by calling (412) 343-3705, or by stopping at 710 Washington Road in the Parking Office. Questions about enforcement, parking facilities or general parking can be answered by calling (412) 440-2035.
Submitting the application does not guarantee the approval of the request.
The municipality has in place a highly used validation program. Just present your entry ticket from either the South Parking Garage or the North Parking Garage to one of the participating businesses in the Washington Road Commercial District and receive a validation ticket that will discount your parking fee. A minimum purchase may be required from participating businesses.