Translate Our Site

Meter Parking

Parking Meter enforcement
There are metered parking locations located throughout the Old Town, Downtown, and Nob Hill locations in Albuquerque. To report a damaged, vandalized, or missing meter please call 311.

Time is as Follows: 

5¢ =3 Minutes

10¢ =5 minutes

25¢ =15 Minutes

$1 = 1 hour

Please take note of any signage or messages displayed by the meter. 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 or license plate to be displayed. There is no charge for vehicles with valid disability permits. For more information, please visit the ADA’s website. https://adata.org/

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 specified. If a pay station does not work properly please alert the parking division by calling 311. Remember to display the receipt on the dash of the vehicle.

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

Bagged Meter Requests

The Parking Division requires a 24 hour notice to reserve the meters.

Bagged meter costs are $10 per meter for the period of 24 hours. Parking staff will only bag the meters if paying online, bag removal is the responsibility of the Citizen. Additional billing and fees will be assessed for days not reserved for. Future bagged meter requests will be refused to those with an outstanding balance.

It is against City Ordinance for Mobile Food vehicles to reserve meters, and are not eligible. The City ordinance for this may be reviewed on http://amlegal.com please refer to Chapter 8, Article 5 –Stop, Stand, Parking violations

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