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PAY FOR PARKING USING YOUR PHONE
Download the Parkmobile App or Sign up Online

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, May 22, 2018) - You can now pay for parking at any of the City of Berkeley's parking meters or pay stations using your mobile device.

Using the Parkmobile app, users can also sign up for
notifications 2018-05-22 pw pay by phonewhen a paid parking session is about to expire. You can also add time remotely without returning to the meter if within posted time limits.

To create an account or start a parking session, download the Parkmobile app ( Apple and Android) or  visit www.Parkmobile.io. Customers who don't use a smartphone may also use the service by calling 1-877-727-5718 - a process that's faster if you've signed up online.

Upon finding a parking space, customers can enter the appropriate zone code for their parking space, which is located on bright green decals on the meters or pay stations. Customers enter their desired length of time and confirm their vehicle license plate and payment method to begin a parking session.

The Parkmobile payment option is provided at no cost to the City, so the service provider adds a 35 cent user fee per meter transaction to cover all costs. For more information, visit the City's parking meter page.  

The meters themselves don't change their displays after the phone transaction is complete. However, Parking Enforcement Officers are able to check payment status on their wireless handheld devices and will not cite vehicles that have paid using the Parkmobile service.

The City uses a variety of tools to make it easier to get around Berkeley. Projects like the Hearst Avenue Complete Streets project make Berkeley's streets safer for all modes of travel, including walking, biking, taking transit, and driving. Likewise, the goBerkeley program actively manages parking to increase parking availability and reduce the harmful effects of circling for parking. By providing an option to pay for parking on the go, Parkmobile now makes it easier to for drivers to use the City's parking meters and pay stations while also avoiding citations.

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