Parking Meters

Currently, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department operates approximately 2,000 parking meters in the Downtown, Uptown, Capitol, and Phoenix College areas.


All meters and pay stations are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.

Hourly Rates

Meters cost $1.50 per hour and coin-only meters cost $1 per hour.

Payment Method 

Most meters accept credit/debit cards and coins and others only accept coins. 

UPDATE Beginning Dec. 1, 2017, city on-street parking meters and pay stations will no longer accept pay-by-phone payments made through the Pango app. Effective Dec. 1, 2017, please use the Parkmobile app to pay-by-phone for on-street parking meters and stations throughout the city.


Time Limits

Time limits generally vary by location. Time limits at metered locations can range from 15 minutes to as long as 8 hours. In most areas, the maximum duration is 2 hours; however, some areas may have longer maximum durations during the evenings and weekends. The parking time limits are posted on each meter.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Accessible Meters

Phoenix has several on-street accessible parking spaces throughout the downtown area.  Each space is clearly marked with a special sign with the international symbol of access.

Vehicles displaying a valid ADA License Plate and/or Placard receive one hour of free parking once their parking meter has expired.  Vehicles displaying a valid Purple Heart Recipient license plate also receive one free additional hour.  This applies to all parking meters, not just the designated ADA Accessible parking meters.


Your feedback on the city's parking meters is important. For questions or comments on how we can improve, call 602-495-6769 or email