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 City Ordinances

Abandoned Vehicles and Vehicle Problems
av stickerVehicles that are left abandoned on City streets are towed and impounded if the owner cannot be contacted. If your vehicle breaks down or you experience problems that prevent you from moving the vehicle, leave a note on the windshield, or place a towel, jacket, shirt, or brightly colored clothing in the window to indicate an emergency situation. Call the Communications Center at (570) 433-3166 and tell the dispatcher where your vehicle is, the problem you are encountering, and when you expect to be able to move the vehicle. If the vehicle is in a heavy-traffic area, call 911 and request an officer to provide assistance and traffic diversion (if necessary).

To report an abandoned vehicle in your neighborhood or on the streets of the City of Williamsport, call the Williamsport Bureau of Police at (570) 327-7538 or the Communications Center at (570) 433-3166.  [View Ordinance]

Vehicle Impound Information
tow truckCity ordinance prohibits the storage of any motor vehicle that is not legally registered, insured, and licensed. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance may be towed away at the owner’s expense. Vehicles that are illegally parked or abandoned on City streets may also be towed away at the owner’s expense.

If your vehicle is towed by the City of Williamsport, you will need to go to the Williamsport Bureau of Police Records Bureau, located on the first floor of City Hall at 245 West Fourth Street.

To retrieve your vehicle, you will need to pay the towing and storage fees as well as correcting any legal problems that would prevent the vehicle from being driven (such as unlicensed, unregistered, or uninsured) unless the vehicle is towed from the impound lot. [View Ordinance]
Youth Curfew
Youth Curfew
The City of Williamsport recognizes that there is a health, safety, and welfare concern relating to crimes committed by, and committed against minors during nighttime hours; and believes that this problem can be dealt with more effectively by regulating the hours during which minors may remain in public places and certain establishments without adult supervision, and by defining more clearly certain duties and responsibilities upon those who have the custody and responsibility for care of such minors. Therefore, the City of Williamsport hereby enacts this ordinance to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of minors within the City of Williamsport, whose youth and inexperience renders them particularly vulnerable to becoming participants in criminal activity and in being victimized by perpetrators of crime, to foster and strengthen parental responsibility for such minors, and to protect and promote the welfare of the general public through reduction of juvenile crime and violence within the City of Williamsport. Juveniles must be off the street Monday - Sunday 11pm until 5 am. [View Ordinance]

Dog Defecation
dog defecationNo dog owner and/or person having possession, custody or control of a dog shall allow such dog to defecate upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the City, or upon floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants, or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on the public street or park or upon the grounds of any public park, public area or upon private property other than the property of the owner. Dog Law Officer 433-2640 or WBP 433-3166  [View Ordinance]

Dogs Prohibited or Leashed in Parks
dogs on leashNo dog owner and/or person having possession, custody or control of a dog shall permit or allow such dog in any public park or playground, operated or maintained by the City, during any period the park is posted for any event or function sponsored, in whole or in part, by the Department of Recreation or any event for which the sponsoring entity is required to register the function or event with the Department.  Dog Law Officer 433-2640 of WBP 433-3166 [View Ordinance]
Permit Parking
Street SignNo person shall park a motor vehicle without a proper, valid permit decal displayed thereon from August 15 through May 31, inclusive, in certain areas designated by the City within the sections of the City hereinafter referred to as "Zone Number 1," "Zone Number 2" and "Zone Number 3" and bounded and described as follows: (Ord. 5712 §1. Approved 4-3-97.) The intent of the ordinacne is to provide parking relief for the year round residence that live in the area of Penn college or Lycoming college.  If you would like to inquire about a parking permit contact Donna Bower at 327-7540 [View Ordinance]