Parking Meters

Pay by Plate Meters to Replace Pay and Display Meters

Pay by License Plate Meters

In September 2019, 11 new parking meter kiosks that use a vehicle’s license plate number were introduced on the JFA lot under the Jones Falls Expressway where the Farmer’s Market is held on Sundays.

These new Pay by License Plate meters are currently testing technology that wirelessly sends the license plate number with the parking time purchased to Parking Enforcement, a division within DOT. 

In locations where these new meters are installed, over the next few months, parkers will no longer have to return to their vehicle to place the printed receipt on their dashboard. Parkers will enter their license plate number, pay for the time they would like to park using coins or a credit card and walk away. There will be no need to return to their vehicle.

If needed, parkers can print a receipt from the meter or request one be emailed to them. Parkers can also go online and print receipts.

The new meters also make it easier for motorcycle riders, who have a difficult time displaying their paper receipts; and people with disabilities who will not have to return to their vehicle once they’ve paid.

The new parking meters will still accept coin and credit cards. Hours of operation and hourly rates are not affected by the new parking meters.

Pay by License Plate meters will replace EZ Park meters in other parts of Baltimore throughout 2020. 


New Parking Meters Installed in Fells Point

New touch screen parking meters

During the week of May 6, 2019, 22 new Cale touchscreen parking meters replaced older Cale EZ Park meters.

  • 14 are located on Thames Street
  • 8 are located on Broadway

The new parking meters require you to enter your license plate number and display the receipt on your dashboard.

Directions on how to operate the meter.


New Rates in Central Downtown

Go to Demand-Based Parking Meter Rate Setting


Pay by License Plate and Pay by Cell Phone Coming Soon

Go to Parking Authority Blog to learn more.


Holidays

You don’t have to pay the parking meters on the following days because most businesses are closed: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

EZ Park Meters (Multi-Space Meters)

ADA Easy Park Meter

 

Since 2004, hundreds of EZ Park Parking Meters have been installed throughout Baltimore City, replacing thousands of single-space parking meters.

There are many benefits to multi-space meters including:

  • Less sidewalk clutter
  • Accept credit cards as well as coins
  • Allows more cars to park per block

Problems with EZ Park Meters can be reported using our online form below or by calling (443) 986-9430 for 24/7 customer service. 


Single Space Meters

But not every single space parking meter can be replaced with a multi-space EZ Park Meter.  Some blocks have just two or three meters or there isn't enough curb space to place an EZ Park Meter.  

Parking

Early in 2014, hundreds of new single-space parking meters that accept credit cards, as well as coins, replaced many of the old parking meters throughout Baltimore.  Now, drivers can park in these areas with the same ease and convenience they have grown to enjoy since the debut of EZ Park Meters in 2004. 
Problems with single-space meters can be reported by calling (410) 396-1881.


Project SPACE

Project SPACE launched in Phase 1 of Baltimore City on July 10, 2014. We continue to add more areas to Project SPACE. Go to www.morespace4all.com to find the most current information. There you will find maps of the areas where this program is in effect. Station North and Midtown will launch July 23, 2018. 

Project SPACE does four things:

  1. Reserves on-street parking spaces for people with disabilities in metered areas.
  2. Installs accessible single-space parking meters at the reserved spaces
  3. Retrofits existing multi-space EZ Park meters to meet most current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  4. Requires payment from everyone parking at ADA accessible meters. 

 Please click here to learn more about Project SPACE.

Parking with a disability placard or plates OUTSIDE of Project SPACE:

If your disability tag/plate is displayed and you are parking outside of Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 boundaries, you are entitled to park at an on-street parking meter for double the meter duration limit (not to exceed four hours) without payment.

Example: if the parking meter’s duration limit is one hour, you may park for two hours; if the meter duration limit is two hours, you may park for four hours; if the meter duration limit is four hours, you may only park for four hours.

Request a Parking Meter

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Parking Ticket Adjudication

We do not issue parking tickets nor do we adjudicate them. Please call the Bureau of Treasury Management/Collections at (410) 396-4080.

Parking Ticket Collection

We do not issue parking tickets nor do we collect parking ticket fines. Please call the Bureau of Treasury Management/Collections at (410) 396-4080.

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