History, Mission & Vision


The South Orange Parking Authority was created in 1979 by resolution passed pursuant to the New Jersey Parking Authority Act of 1948. The Authority is an autonomous agency whose Commissioners are working in conjunction with the Village President and Board of Trustees for the on-going improvement of all parking and transportation facilities and operations.


The Parking Authority administers an agency that is responsible for the enforcement of parking ordinances and the operation and regulation of all municipal parking lots, the public side of the Third Street garage, train station lots, metered spaces, pay by plate machines, residential and business permit parking programs, over-night on-street parking, commuter jitney buses and senior bus services. The Authority is self-sufficient with all revenues derived from permits, meters and management fees, not from tax dollars or ticket revenue.


To serve as the central authority for parking and transportation services within the Village of South Orange, while incorporating new technologies and streamlining digital parking payment systems to make parking and transportation within the town seamless.


Commissioners of the Parking Authority are appointed by the Board of Trustees for an initial period of five years and are eligible for unlimited re-appointment. The Parking Authority Board of Commissioners meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. remotely via Zoom conference, unless otherwise advertised.