Parking Meter Information or Complaint

Parking meters control multiple parking spaces on City streets and in municipal parking lots. All meters accept quarters, dollar coins, parking cards, and credit and debit cards for payment. Meters marked with a credit card logo also will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Network cards.

Each meter has rate information and step-by-step instructions posted on its display card. The meter number appears on the display card and is labeled on the front of the meter above the instructions. Parking limits and regulations appear on street signs.

The City accepts requests to have a new meter installed.

Motorists may park at meters on Sundays without paying. The City updated signs to reflect the current rules, but some signs may still display the old regulation. You can submit a comment about the Sunday meter regulations or report a sign displaying the old Sunday Parking rules. All parking regulations, other than parking meters, remain in effect as posted.

The City accepts reports of meters that are broken, working incorrectly, or too close to a fire hydrant. The City does not accept reports of meters that did not receive authorization for credit or debit card payment and therefore did not issue a receipt.

Damaged meters include those that are bent, knocked over, missing, loose, or defaced with graffiti. Defective meters may not be reading credit or parking cards, have fast or failed timing, or are not printing receipts for coin payments. The City inspects the damaged or defective meter and makes repairs if necessary. If all of the meters on the block or in a parking field are broken or missing, you can park for the maximum amount of time posted for that metered space.

If your credit card is stuck in a meter, contact the bank that issued the card and cancel it. A City crew will be dispatched to the meter location to retrieve your card and will have it destroyed. If your parking card is stuck in a meter, the City will retrieve it and mail it back to you.