Be on the lookout for the new ParkChicago parking signs that allow you to pay for street parking on your phone via iPhone & Android app. –
What is ParkChicago?
Hate running outside to check/add more time to your meter? You’re in luck. ParkChicago is a new app that allows drivers to pay for their parking meters though their iPhone and Android app. Say goodbye to waiting in line to print a ticket, or running to add time to your ticket, ParkChicago is here to save the day.
How do mobile pay for parking apps work?
Parking by app is a new thing, but ParkChicago wants to make it as easy and painless as possible. Here is a quick rundown of how ParkChicago works.
1. Create an account
2. Add funds
ParkChicago requires you to add at least $20 into your account. Every time you pay for parking, the amount will be taken our of your account. Another note here; once your account runs under $10, ParkChicago automatically replenishes your account to make sure you always have sufficient funds to pay for parking.
3. Park & pay on your phone
After you park in a ParkChicago zone (look for the signs labeled ParkChicago with 6-digit zone number) you simply enter your zone number, license plate, and length of stay. The best part about ParkChicago, it’s easy to extend your time. Just reopen the app, and extend for as long as you need.
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If you’re looking for a Chicago parking app for garages and lots, check out Chicago’s own SpotHero app. Worry free parking that costs less!
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What if I don’t have an iPhone or Andorid Phone?
Never fear! You can create
an account online, or use any other phone device to text and pay by phone. Head over to the ParkChicago home page to sing up online, or text (877) 242-7901 to get setup on your phone.
Where is ParkChicago offered?
Right now ParkChicago is slowly being rolled on in the downtown Chicago area. Be on the lookout for the ParkChicago signs (pictured at the top of the page) to know when you it will be available near you. For updates and news regarding ParkChicago, visit ParkChicago.com
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