City makes residential York Fair permits available

Sean Philip Cotter

Locals wishing to still have parking spots when the York Fair comes around in September may pick up passes from the York City, according to a news release.

The city will provide three free parking passes per household. The passes will be available from Monday, Aug. 22, a couple of weeks before the fair starts, to Sunday, Sept. 18, the last day of the fair.

York Fair

People with an Avenues-area proof of residence may pick up a permit or three for their blocks any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at city hall, 101 S. George St., or from 5 to 10 p.m. at the police station, 50 W. King St.

Permits are issued for one vehicle and can't be transferred to others. The permit must be put on the back driver-side window, preferably taped to it, according to the city. Motorcycles need a pass the same as a car does, the release states.

I Love the 90s coming to the York Fair

The York Fair parking laws are in effect starting at midnight Friday, Sept. 9, and remain in place 24 hours a day for the duration of the fair.

The fair will feature '90s gems such as Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc and Color Me Badd.

The city won't sweep the streets in that area for those nine days.

The news release notes that all normal parking laws remain in effect. "The parking permit does not give you permission to park illegally," it says.

The permit-only parking area applies to: the 600, 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Linden Avenue; the 600, 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Madison Avenue; the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Maryland Avenue; the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue; the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Florida Avenue; the 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 blocks of North Hawthorne Street; the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Texas Avenue, the 700 block of West Philadelphia Street; the 800 blocks of Fern Place; the 200 block of Smyser Alley; the 200 block of North Richland Avenue; the 900 block of Clayton Avenue; the 800 block of Delaware Avenue; the 1000 block of West King Street; the 1000 block of West Poplar Street; the 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 blocks of North Belvidere Avenue; and the unit, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Carlisle Avenue.

Anyone with questions should call parking enforcement supervisor Mary Shoff at 717-849-2230.