Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are your hours of operation ?
The hours of operation for our offices are Monday to Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We are closed on Sunday and legally observed holidays. Please see the schedule under the Office Hours page.
2. What are your meter and parking lot enforcement hours?
The parking meters and all parking lots are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Parking is FREE at all meters and permit parking lots after 6:00PM and on Sunday and all legally observed holidays. Please see the schedule of holidays under the Office Hours page.
3. What is the cost to park?
The cost of parking at meters is 25 cents for 20 minutes for short term and long term except for the following: Lower Royal Theatre Lot, Lackawanna Plaza, and Glenwood Avenue (both sides lining Watsessing Park) — parking is 25 cents for 15 minutes. The cost to park in the Glenwood Parking Garage is $1.00 per hour, with a 12 hour maximum. Please note that the Glenwood Parking Garage is a 24/7 facility.
4. How long are long-term meters and where are they located?
The long term meters have a capacity up to 12 hours of parking. They are located on Lackawanna Plaza, the Lower Royal Theatre Lot, Burroughs Place, and Glenwood Avenue by Watsessing Park on both sides of the street, the Bloomfield Avenue Lot, and Westinghouse Plaza by the Watsessing Avenue train station. Please refer to the Map of Facilities which shows all the locations of long term meter parking. Please refer to Question Three for different long term meter rates.
5. If a meter is broken, where can I report it?
If you park at a broken meter, you can go to the Report a Defective Meter page to file your complaint or call (973) 680-8960 to report the problem. Please have the number posted on the meter and its location, when reporting the problem. A meter technician will be sent, as soon as reasonably possible, to check the meter and repair it if necessary. It is always best to call within 24 to 48 hours after the discovery of a broken meter so the repair can be performed. A maintenance log is kept of all repairs on meters, whether reported by the public or a member of the parking staff.
6. Where is the permit parking for the train located?
The permit parking is located in the Farrand St. Lot by the Bloomfield Avenue train station at the intersection of Farrand and Washington Streets. This lot has permits for both residents and non-residents as well as business people of Bloomfield. Another permit lot is the Myrtle St. lot located on Myrtle St. by the Watsessing Avenue train station. This lot has permit for both residents and non-residents as well as businesses. There is also permit parking available in the Glenwood Parking Garage. There is a waiting list for both lots as well as the garage, therefore if you are interested in obtaining a permit you must complete a Waiting List Form.
7. How much is permit parking?
Permit parking at the Farrand St. Lot is $420 for six months for resident/business and $540 for six months for non-residents. Permit parking at the Myrtle St. Lot is $150 for six months for resident and $300 for six months for non-residents. There are various other permit spaces in other lots available to business people and local residents to park which vary in price. There is also monthly permit parking in the Glenwood Parking Garage, the price is $95 per month. Further information on the various permits offered can be found under the Permits page.
8. How can I be entered on the waiting list for a permit?
Separate lists currently exist for most of our permit parking lots and the Glenwood Parking Garage. An entry form may be submitted for the proper waiting list under the Waiting List Form page. Please note, if you wish to enter both Farrand St. Lot and Myrtle St. Lot lists, you may do so, by selecting the Both Train Station lots option on the the waiting list form. A separate entry form must be done for the Glenwood Garage and any other lot.
9. How is the order of the waiting list established?
The order of each waiting list is established by the order of the entry forms submitted. Each entry form is time stamped and entered on the indicated list in the order received. A book of all entry forms received is kept for confirmation purposes, if there are any questions regarding the entry of an individual on either list please contact our office at 973-680-8960. Once permits are available, email notifications are sent in order of the list for that permit.
10. Who can I call if I have a concern about parking?
You can call the Bloomfield Parking Authority offices at (973) 680-8960. The staff will be happy to assist you.