Parking Meter Information

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Parking MeterSee the pay station or signs for the meter enforcement times of each area.

Payment Options

Convenient payment options in the palm of your hand.

  • Pay-by-App – Download ParkHouston App - Powered by ParkMobile -- Visit for more information
  • Google Pay – Open your Google pay account and select Pay for Street Parking
  • Text – Text “PARK” to 77223
  • Web – Go to and click Ready to Park Now
  • Credit Card
  • Cash – Never pay anyone cash to park on-street. Only pay at the meter. Pay stations are not equipped to provide change.

Your License Plate is your receipt

All pay stations are Pay-by-Plate, no need to display the receipt on your dashboard.

When entering your license plate number in the app or at the meter:

  • Do not use the letter O use the number 0
  • Do not add spaces
  • Do not use special characters

Parking Meters are not enforced on Official City Holidays.

Parking Meter Time Limits
Each pay station has the time limit (2 hr. – 10 hr.) posted. Your time parked on the block cannot extend the time limit posted. Time limits are enforced to encourage turnover of the parking spaces. Parkers requiring long-term parking are encouraged to park off-street in a surface lot or garage.

See the pay station display screen, decals and signs for the meter enforcement times.