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Parking Meters

police meter stickers newThere are 1,500 parking meters throughout downtown. 

Specific pricing and hours of operation will be displayed on each parking meter digital screen.  Click here for a map.

Meters now have a pre-pay feature. If you park at a meter before enforcement hours begin, you can pay in advance with the paid hours beginning once the meter is in effect. This feature is available city-wide.

Meters in the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine now permit payment for extended hours. If you arrive and park at 6:00 p.m. and plan to have dinner and see a show, you can pay for 3 hours of parking to ensure the meter is paid until 9:00 p.m. when meter hours are no longer enforced. 

Use your Cellphone to Pay Parking Meters

Use your cellphone to pay for parking at more than 4,000 Cincinnati on-street parking meters

Visit to download the free app. The app, PassportParking Mobile Pay, allows you to pay an on-street parking meter without using coins or swiping your credit card. You can make an initial payment to the meter, extend your parking session (until the maximum allowed), view all mobile parking transactions and receive a reminder 10 minutes before your parking session expires.  When using this app, the parking meter will not display the time purchased or remaining. Instead, you can view the time remaining directly on your cellphone. In the event you park at a meter that has time left over from a previous occupant, you should use the pay-by-phone application when the leftover time expires.

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