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.
Meters cost $1.50 per hour and coin-only meters cost $1 per hour.
Most meters accept credit/debit cards and coins and others only accept coins.
To pay-by-phone for on-street parking meters and stations throughout the city use the Parkmobile app.
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
602-261-8090 or email