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When do I have to pay for metered parking in Carlisle?
Many of the streets in downtown Carlisle are lined with parking meters that vary in cost per hour.
The silver short-term meters, which have a maximum stay of two hours, cost 50 cents per hour. The gold long-term meters, which allow drivers to park for up to 10 hours, cost 25 cents per hour.
Anyone parking at one of these on-street metered spots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday must pay to avoid a ticket.
Turning the knob or pushing the button on a parking meter that shows 0:00 provides the driver with 15 minutes free.
Parking meters are not enforced outside of those hours, on Sundays or on certain holidays and days of the year.
Those dates are:
Veteran’s Day, Nov. 10
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23
Day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24
Christmas Day, Dec. 25
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Independence Day, July 4
Along with using nickels, dimes and quarters for parking at short-term meters and quarters at long-term meters, the borough utilizes the Passport Parking system, which allows motorist to pay for parking online.
The Passport Parking app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
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