Street parking in Chicago just became even more convenient with the installation of new touch-screen pay boxes that eliminate the need to place paper receipts on your dashboard. The new pay boxes come equipped with a touch screen that resembles a tablet. After you park, you’ll enter your information at a nearby pay box:
- Type in your license plate number
- Insert a credit card or coins to pay
- Choose how long you intend to park
- Opt for paper or text receipt
That’s it! Your license plate number identifies that you’ve paid.
The new pay boxes will give you the option of receiving a printed or text receipt that indicates when parking expires, but the receipt no longer needs to be displayed.
The new system only affects motorists who pay for parking using a pay box. The ParkChicago app, which allows drivers to pay for parking using their smartphone and add time to a parking session from remote locations, will remain in place.
All 36,000 metered spots will have the new pay boxes in place by mid-year 2019. A list of where the new pay boxes have already been installed is available at www.ChicagoMeters.com.
You can visit www.ChicagoMeters.com or call the customer service hotline at 877-242-7901 if you have any questions.