Pay by cell option at downtown meters has arrived

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:15

The Winchester Parking Authority in partnership with Parkmobile, LLC has implemented a program that allows customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at downtown meters. This new service is now available at all coin meters on-street and in parking lots throughout Winchester (approximately 568 metered parking spaces). 

“The Winchester Parking Authority is always looking for new and innovative ways to make parking in Old Town Winchester as convenient as possible,” stated Samantha Anderson, Winchester Parking Authority Executive Director. “The new Parkmobile app will allow parkers to pay by cell and provide a variety of ways to pay for metered parking other than using coins.”

Customers can pay for parking on their mobile devices using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android and Windows 7. Additionally, customers can use Masterpass, PayPal, Visa Checkout, Chase Pay, Parkmobile Wallet, and coming soon - Apple Pay, to pay for parking.

For instructions on registering and downloading the Parkmobile app, visit www.winchesterva.gov/parking/pay-by-cell. Once registered, customers can use the mobile app, internet or call toll-free to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session. The mobile app will provide one maximum time extension, for example, if a meter is two hours then the customer can re-up through pay by cell for two additional hours at premium rate when utilizing Parkmobile.

“Parkmobile is proud to be partnering with the city of Winchester to offer a hassle-free mobile parking solution,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile.  “We are thrilled to offer this service, which uses cutting-edge technology to transform the parking experience.”

Coins can continue to be used to pay for parking at the meters. Pay by cell simply offers another option for customers parking in metered spaces. This program was implemented at no cost to the City or the Parking Authority.