Thursday, September 29, 2011
With the recent conversion of 1,089 meters in North Bethesda, cell phones can now be used to pay for parking at nearly 12,000 meters in County Parking Lot Districts. Since March of this year, parking meters in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills have been converted.
To use pay-by-cell, first-time patrons register once by going online anytime to www.mc.goparknow.com or calling 301-830-7074. Parkers set up an account and indicate which credit card will be used for the parking charges. The step-by-step instructions, printed on each meter, direct parkers to:
- Use a cell phone to call 301-830-7074 or send a text message to 32075.
- Follow the phone/text prompts to enter the meter location number (located on the meter decal).
- Select the amount of time desired for parking.
The patron then receives voice and text messages confirming the start of the parking session. A 35-cent transaction fee will be charged in addition to the parking fee.
Pay-by-cell provides many conveniences to parkers. Those who use the payment system get a text message reminder that their parking time is about to expire. Patrons can extend parking time remotely and view transactions online. Parkers can stop a parking session upon returning to a vehicle, so they only pay for the parking time they have used.
Get more information on the pay-by-cell initiative, or register for an account, online.
POSTED AT: 2:00:00 AM