Pay on Your Phone

Pay by Phone

PayByPhone parking is convenient, easy, and secure:

  • Free to use in Seattle
  • Extend your parking session remotely (if time available)
  • Get text message reminders before time expires
  • Use other great features including email receipts for business travel and adding multiple vehicles and credit cards

Download the PayByPhone app on your smartphone and register.

Download the PayByPhone app from Google PlayDownload the PayByPhone app from the App StoreDownload the PayByPhone app from Windows Store

Please DO NOT search “Pay By Phone” online and sign up with one of the search results via the Internet. PayByPhone is aware of scammers setting up fake services. Note that neither Seattle nor PayByPhone charge for any subscription service, and PayByPhone will never charge your card without your authorization when you purchase parking time. More here.  


New – Pay By Phone at Commercial Vehicle Load Zones. Commercial Vehicles can now use their Pay By Phone app to pay for parking at CVLZs. These zones have distinct location number separate from the rest of the block. This new service offers Commercial Vehicles an easier payment option in leiu of getting a Commercial Vehicle permit.  

Use the correct Location Number for the side of the street that you are parked. DO NOT use a location number from across the street or around the corner. You can find pay by phone location numbers on this map as well, by zooming into the map and clicking on a pay station.

How does enforcement work? No need to display a receipt but enter your license plate correctly. Parking Enforcement can see your payment automatically on their enforcement equipment. Learn about paying for tickets at the Court here: Parking Tickets and Payment.

What if I have a special license plate? Enter the full license plate number as it reads on your vehicle registration. This is different than the symbols on your plate. A UW plate = WSMPLE.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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