It’s convenient. It’s easy. And it’s coming to a parking lot near you.
Visitors to downtown Delaware will soon have the ability to pay their parking meters with a credit or other bankcard. The new system will launch on April 1.
The process uses the Passport Parking mobile application, available for download. Parkers can also use their regular internet browser or call the company to access the service. While the app is free, there is a ten cent convenience fee which will be charged with each transaction.
If you want to pay the old-fashioned way, never fear. Patrons can still pay meter fees with coins. And, if a visitor receives a parking citation, they will also have the ability to pay their bill online instead of paying in person or by mail.
Delaware’s staff has been in touch with downtown businesses to make sure they understand the changes and ensuring they understand how to use the app to pass along to their customers and clientele. Passport also gives businesses the opportunity to pay for full or partial meter fees when hosting events.
Incorporating a pay-by-card option was a major action item on the city’s recent parking plan. “This app will bring the City of Delaware into the 21st Century for parking,” said Vice Mayor Kent Shafer, who chaired the parking plan committee.
For more information on the Passport Parking app, visit https://www.passportinc.com/faq.