Parking Meters

The City has both single space and multi-space pay stations, along with a pay by mobile phone app. The Parking Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the 1,625+ metered parking spaces throughout the City. By using meters to set time limits, we increase the number of motorist who can use a single space parking space during the course of a day; that increases parking opportunities for everyone and supports the growth of business in our community. The parking meters are for turnover (short-term) parking, so continuously feeding the meter beyond its original maximum time is prohibited.  Vehicles must move to another space after the maximum time has elapsed. 
Parking meters are in effect from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.  Sundays and Major Holidays are free.  Pre-payment is offered between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM with the PassportParking® app or at multi space meters.  If pre-paying, your time does not begin until 9:00 AM.  Meters are designed to accept American, nickels, dimes and quarters. Multi Space Meters also accept credit cards and coins.  Receipts from the multi space meters are valid at all metered spaces in the city.

The PassportParking app is available city-wide – simply park where you see PassportParking signs & decals, enter the correct zone # and pay for your parking session from your phone, and be on your way! 
The mobile payment app allows parkers to:

  1. Monitor their parking sessions
  2. Extend sessions remotely
  3. Store funds in a dedicated wallet
  4.  View payment history
  5. Receive email receipts

If a meter is broken you still need to move to a working meter, or purchase a receipt from a working multi space meter, or pay with the mobile app.  Defective meters can be reported to the Parking Division (874-8498).  Vehicle bumper needs to be in line with the meter post. 

Rates
The rate for parking meter is $1.50 per hour. All meters in the city accept nickel, dime and quarters, except for the 15 minute meters that only accept quarters . Only the new multispace meters accept dollar coins, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit / debit cards. The denominations are listed below:

One dollar and 50 cents ($1.50) per hour as follows: 
      two (2) minutes for a nickel ($0.05)
  • four (4) minutes for a dime ($0.10)
  • ten (10) minutes for a quarter ($0.25)
$1.50 per hour (American) - multi-space / pay stations
 

Hours


Parking meters are in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Sundays and city holidays are free.

The following is a list of city holidays, when parking meters are not enforced.
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day (City Holiday) / Columbus Day (Federal Holiday)
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Defective Meters


Defective meters can be reported to the Parking Division at 207-874-8498. If meter is broken, you still need to move to a working meter, or purchase a receipt from a working multi space meter, or pay with the mobile app.  

Disabled Parking


Vehicles with disability plates or placards do not have to pay parking meter fees and can stay for twice the posted time per state law.

Motorcycle Parking


Motorcyclists still need to pay to park motorcycles at parking meters. Receipts from multi-space meters must be securely displayed on the motorcycle. Detach the perforated stub and take it with you as a receipt in the event the receipt falls off your motorcycle.
Additionally, there are various locations where motorcycles can park for free at motorcycle / moped only designated spots throughout the city. Please click on the following link to view a list of designated motorcycle / moped parking areas in the city.