The Philadelphia Parking Authority is an integral part of the City's efforts to provide an efficient, well-organized transportation system that serves the needs of the public and encourages economic development. As such, our responsibilities range from managing parking and related traffic management programs on the streets of Philadelphia, to building and operating parking lots and garages. In order to make the most efficient use of Philadelphia's parking resources, Parking Enforcement Officers patrol the city's regulated parking zones. They encourage continuous turnover of vehicles by enforcing parking regulations fairly, consistently and thoroughly. Our objective is to help ensure that parking is readily available for residents, businesses and visitors.