Did you know you can now pay for parking in Seattle with your phone? Almost 125,000 parking purchases have been made by phone since last summer’s launch. Now is a great time for you to try it out!
Last July, SDOT launched pay by phone parking to provide more customer convenience when paying for on-street parking. No more need to visit the pay station and display a printed sticker. You can choose to receive text message reminders and buy more parking from your phone (if time allows) to avoid getting a ticket. Motorcycle and scooter owners no longer need to figure out where to stick the pay station receipt when they pay by phone.
In February, the five areas with the most transactions by phone were Westlake Ave North along Lake Union, 12th Avenue near Seattle University, north downtown, South Lake Union, and Pike-Pine.
Download the app at your phone’s app store by searching for PayByPhone (all one word). Alternatives are to go to http://paybyphone.com/seattle or call 1-888-515-7275. You will want to create an account with your vehicle(s), cell phone number and credit card payment info.
To use the service, look for the green and white PayByPhone parking signs or stickers at every pay station with a unique 5-digit Location Number to enter when you make your purchase. PayByPhone services are up and running in all areas with paid parking.
More information is available at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/byphone.htm.