City of Atlanta GA Parking Guide

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How to Pay for Parking

Parking Pay Stations

Atlanta’s new pay stations make paying for on-street parking convenient. They’re easy to use and provide you with several payment options. ATLPlus uses these solar-powered pay-by-plate parking pay stations throughout the City which requires the driver to input their license plate number to pay for their parking. A good method to remember your plate number is to take a picture from your smartphone once you park and walk to the nearest pay station.

Depending on the location pay stations either accept coins, bills, and credit and debit cards or coins and credit and debit cards only. The minimum payment amount for credit card users is $2. When parking, please remember your plate number, identify the nearest pay station, and follow the onscreen directions to enter you plate number and select your payment option. Receipts are optional and you do not have to display it on your dash. Parking time limits still apply.

What is a parking pay station?

Pay stations replace traditional single space parking meters and offer more payment options. One pay station is typically installed for approximately every 8-10 parking spaces instead of at every space and are strategically located throughout the city

One of the following parking apps listed here can be used to pay for parking with your smartphone.

Pay by smartphone – Mobile+Parking

ATL plus mobile parking apps

You can park in any paid on-street parking space by using the one of the mobile apps with your smartphone.

With the mobile apps, starting your parking transaction takes just a few seconds and there is no need to pay at a pay station or single space meter. You can easily extend your time using on of the apps as long as you do not overstay the time limits.

Parking meter issues & malfunctions

If a pay station malfunctions please find another pay station and pay for your parking or use one of the the mobile app. If you find a pay station or single-space meter out of service, please call 404-201-5396.

Be advised all time restrictions are still in affect even if a meter is malfunctioning.

Payment methods and parking rates

While all pay stations will accept the coins and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex), some will still accept dollar bills.

The minimum transaction amount for a credit card is $2.00. The hourly parking rate is $2.00 throughout the City.