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Meter Parking

Parking Meter enforcement

New Smart Parking Program

The City of Albuquerque conducted a smart parking pilot program in the East Downtown (EDo) area.

These 40 single head meters are located on Central Avenue between Arno and Broadway, and near the Special Collections Library.

These new meters provide real time information on peak parking demands, how much time is purchased, current status of the meter and whether the meter is fully functional or is need of repair. The meters have features such as self-reporting directly to our Technicians via email and text messaging when they are experiencing technical problems or need attention.

These new meters accept credit/debit cards for payment along with U.S. coins.

As this pilot project lasts for 180 days, we'd like to hear from you.

Please feel free to fill out the form below and let us know what you think about the new parking meters.

Check the Signs & Read the Meters

Before you park, check the signs. There may be limits on the amount of time vehicles may park or a permit may be required. Parking areas designated for individuals with disabilities requires the appropriate disability placard be displayed. There is no charge for vehicles with disability permits. The time they park at a meter is not limited.

Parking at a space regulated by a meter or pay station requires you to pay the denomination specified by the meter or pay station between the hours and days specified. If a pay station does not work please alert the parking division by calling 311. Remember to place the display receipt on the dash of the vehicle.

Vehicles parked at a meter must pay between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A Driver does not have to pay the meter on Sunday or federally recognized Holidays.

Paying a Parking Citation

Learn more about Paying a Parking Citation