Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383


Parking Meters:

The parking meters on the streets through and around the University are owned and managed by the Borough of West Chester. The fees and enforcement hours for the parking meters are set by the Borough. Information concerning the fees and enforcement will be found on the meters themselves.

Parking Structures:

Two Borough-operated parking structures are located close to the University.

Sharpless Parking Structure

The Sharpless Street Garage, owned and operated by the Borough of West Chester, is located at the intersection of Sharpless and Church Sts. Semester permits for garage parking are sold by the Borough of West Chester per semester. The semester permit allows garage parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information regarding the dates/locations/times for semester permit sales are announced by the Borough of West Chester through the University’s Parking Services Department. In addition to the semester parking permits, daily and hourly parking is also available in the garage.

Bicentennial Garage

Located about eight blocks from the campus at the intersection of High and Miner Sts. The parking fees are on a per hour, per day, or monthly basis. These fees are set by the Borough and are subject to change. Contact the Borough for an up-to-date fee schedule.

Permit Area C:

A few streets around the campus are posted as Parking Area "C". In order to park in these areas, you must obtain a Borough of West Chester parking permit. These permits are sold in limited numbers at the Borough’s Parking Office in the West Chester Borough Administration Building, Gay and Adams Sts. Additional information can be obtained from the Borough of West Chester’s Parking Division at 610-696-4521.