Hawthorne's Permit Parking Program is an initiative designed to give residents a better chance of finding an on-street parking space in their neighborhood. The parking spaces in Hawthorne's Commuter Zone are regulated as "Resident Parking Permit Required" or "Non-Resident Parking Permit Required".
Permits are distributed by the Police Department, Records Office during office hours, Monday 9am - 8pm and Tuesday-Friday 9am - 4pm. Parking permits for 2021 are on sale now.
Note: Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24 offices close at 12 noon and permit sales end at noon; On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31 permit sales end at 2pm.
Permit fees are non-refundable and permits cannot be transferred to another person.
Parking Stickers must be displayed in the rear side window/driver's side and shall be clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle. All parking permits expire midnight December 31.
Resident Restricted Parking Area
In the Resident Restricted Parking Area, parking is restricted only from 9am to 10am, Monday through Friday (except holidays), during which time cars may be legally parked only with a resident parking sticker affixed. Stickers are not necessary for parking at other times. The Resident Restricted Parking Area is the area south of Diamond Bridge Avenue and east of Goffle Brook Park, except for the east side of Grand Avenue (which is reserved for commuters with Non-resident stickers), and any other area posted for some other restriction.
In the Non-resident Restricted Area (east side of Grand Avenue), parking is restricted only from 7am to 10am, Monday through Friday (except holidays), during which time cars may be legally parked only with a Non-Resident parking sticker affixed. Stickers are not necessary for parking at other times.
Any person who is not entitled to receive a Resident Sticker or who utilizes any Resident Restricted Parking Area as a resident and who shall wrongfully affix or display a Resident Parking sticker to his or her vehicle and park within the Resident Restricted Parking Area during restricted hours, or shall knowingly and intentionally provide, assist, or transfer a Resident or Non-Resident Parking sticker to a person not entitled to utilize the same, shall be punished by a fine, upon conviction, in an amount not to exceed $2,000 per offense.
A copy of Ordinance 1888-06 in its entirety is available for inspection in the Borough Clerk's Office.
Resident Parking Permits
Residents who live in areas where parking is regulated must apply for a Resident Parking Permit to avoid receiving parking tickets. To renew your current permit, residents, or their representatives, must apply in person Monday 9am to 8 pm, or Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.
In addition to the application form, the following pieces of information must be presented:
- Valid New Jersey Drivers License (Hawthorne address)
- Valid vehicle registration showing your car registered and principally garaged in your name from your current Hawthorne address
- Proof of current insurance (Hawthorne address)
- Current proof of residency (postmarked within the past 30 days) bearing your name and Hawthorne address such as:
- Utility bill
- Cable or credit card bill
- Monthly bank statement
- Most recent lease or tax bill
The fee for a resident parking permit is $2 per year (January 1st to December 31st).
Please call the Records Clerk, Police Department at 973-427-5555 x270 with questions on how to apply for a permit.
Non-Resident Parking Permits
Non-Residents who wish to obtain a permit to park in the designated area must apply for a Non-Resident Parking Permit to avoid receiving parking tickets. The designated Non-Resident Commuter Parking Area is located on Grand Avenue (east side) from 490 feet south of Diamond Bridge Avenue to the intersection of Washington Street.
Parking in the New Jersey Transit lot adjacent to the train station is free of charge and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To renew your current permit, non-residents, or their representatives, may apply in person Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by mail. Download a copy of the Non-Resident Parking Permit Application (PDF).
In addition to the form, the following pieces of information must be presented when applying for a permit:
- A copy of your valid drivers license and vehicle registration
- Proof of current insurance
The fee for a non-resident parking permit is $700 per year ($350 after July 1st).
Replacement or Temporary Stickers
Any person requesting a Replacement Sticker will be required to submit vehicle documentation, the originally issued parking sticker and a replacement fee of $2.
Any person who has purchased a parking permit may apply for a Temporary Parking Sticker for use in a vehicle other than the vehicle originally registered in circumstances where said vehicle is unavailable and an alternate vehicle is to be utilized. Temporary Parking Stickers shall be issued for a period not to exceed one week, but may be renewed weekly upon submission of an application and the payment of the associated fee. The fee for a temporary parking permit will be $10 for non-residents and $2 for residents for each week or portion thereof.