Pay at a Pay Station


  • Click here for instructions on how to use our pay stations
  • Easy-to-use pay stations are fast, with clear instructions to follow on the screen
  • They accept credit cards, debit cards, and coins
  • Need morning parking?  On most blocks, you can pre-pay at night for time the next morning, up to the maximum time allowed.
  • Time of day rates allow for lower prices during times of lower demand


  • If the pay station is out of service, you can use a pay station nearby if it has the same parking time limit, or use PayByPhone
  • During paid parking hours, call (206) 684-5260 for help or to report a problem
  • Or email

Parking Rules

  • Pay for parking during the pay to park hours, noted on pay stations and signs directly above the pay station
  • Holidays and Sundays are free parking days
  • Properly display a valid receipt (see back of receipt for instructions), unless using PayByPhone – no receipt needed!
  • Display only one receipt at a time
  • Park on the block for up to the maximum time shown, then leave that space so someone else can use it
  • Please don't park during restricted hours (posted on street signs) or you risk ticket and tow
  • Don't transfer a receipt to another vehicle

Motorcycle/scooter users:

  • Pay to park, and display a valid receipt on the headlamp
  • You may write license number on displayed receipt to deter theft, or consider PayByPhone – no receipt needed!