A comprehensive review of the parking around the Chatham Train Station, and about resident parking permits, from the amazing website chathamborough.org! Chatham is only a 40 minute express train to and from Penn Station! It’s also 15-20 minutes from Newark Airport, making it very accessible to both the city and a major international airport!!
TRAIN STATION PARKING
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Railroad Plaza North and Railroad Plaza South – Parking Permits for the Chatham Borough Railroad Station are available to Chatham Borough residents only, at a yearly cost of $450.00. At the present time, there is a waiting list for Railroad Permits.
The hours of enforcement for the train station parking lot is 7 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, except on weekends and Holidays.
We understand that occasionally there will be times in which individuals will realize that they forgot to hang their parking permit tag in the vehicle. As a courtesy, please email the Parking Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise the Parking Enforcement Officers of your situation. If you do not have access to email, you can call the Parking Unit at 973-635-8000, extension 256.
Occasionally, individuals are unable to return to Chatham and need to leave their vehicle in the train station parking lot for more than a day. If you should find yourself in this situation, here are several options available to you.
If there is someone at home that can come to the station, they can either remove the vehicle or pay the daily fee for the space.
To request another option, please email the Parking Unit at email@example.com to advise the Parking Enforcement Unit of the situation.
If you have a Park Mobile account, you can pay the daily fee for the space.
Park Mobile is an app that gives you the ability to pay for your parking space through your smart phone or computer. To register go to http://www.parkmobile.com or click on the Park Mobile logo below.
TRAIN STATION PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION
973-635-0674 extension 214 Permit Parking
New residents to Chatham Borough wishing to be added to the waiting list must contact the Utilities Clerk at (973) 635-0674 extension 214.
Individuals can either pick up a waiting list application on the Main Level, room 205, of the Borough Hall at 54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey, 07928, or call (973) 635-0674 extension 214 to have one mailed or emailed by contacting the Utilities Clerk, or download the application by clicking on the link below. The application can be returned by mail or emailed to the Utilities Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org . Proof of residency is required at the time of application in the form of a utility bill mailed to you within the past 30 days. A copy of this utility bill must accompany your application.
When a Train Station Parking permit becomes available, you will be notified by the Utilities Clerk who will mail you a Train Station Parking permit along with such notification. If you have any questions, please call (973) 635-0674 extension 214.
- PARKING METERS
Metered parking is available to the general public at a fee of $5.50 per day. All metered spaces are numerically marked in white and exact change should be deposited in the parking meter on the platform and the space number should be entered. A receipt will be issued as proof of payment.
The parking meters will accept coins, dollar bills, most debit and credit cards, (Not American Express) and the new Chatham Borough Smartcard. The parking meter will be collecting the 2016 daily rate of $5.50. Please be advised that these machines will not give change, therefore be prepared with coins or dollar bills.
If you encounter problems with the parking meters, please contact the Chatham Borough Police Department at 973-635-8000 extension 256 or send an email to the Parking Enforcement Unit at email@example.com
- CHATHAM BOROUGH SMARTCARD
An Easier Way to Pay for Train Station Parking
You may purchase a smartcard in person at Borough Hall, or by mail using the initial purchase order form. These forms will be available in the lobby of the Chatham Train Station, the Finance / Tax Office located on the Main Level of Borough Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or download the form from the link below. (Adobe PDF required).
Once a Smartcard is purchased, it can be recharged at all parking meters located on the platform of the Chatham Train Station, or in Borough Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Borough of Chatham Municipal Building.
For further parking details please call the Tax / Finance Office
973-635-0674 extension 214.
- PARK MOBILE
Park Mobile is an app that gives you the ability to pay for your parking space through your smart phone or computer. To register with park mobile app go to http://www.parkmobile.com or click on the Park Mobile logo below.
SPECIAL DAILY PARKING PERMIT
If after 9:00 am, Monday through Friday, there are no daily paid parking spaces available, but there are a number of open permit spaces, you can obtain a daily parking permit to park in a vacant permit space. Individuals can purchase a daily parking permit for $ 5.50 from the Utilities Clerk in room 205 of the Municipal Building located at 54 Fairmount Avenue.
Return your permits when you move for a pro-rated refund. Improper transfer of permits will result in revocation and summons.
For further information, please call 973-635-0674 extension 214.