Downtown Parking Meters

Parking Meters Back Online, Payments Starting June 1

Payment will be required for on-street metered parking in Raleigh, beginning Monday, June 1. Metered spaces had been free during the early stages of COVID-19. As the City begins a return to business, parking enforcement resumes to keep spaces open for customers.  

To help ensure customer safety, Raleigh Parking ambassadors are taking these steps:

  • Parking meter touch pads will be regularly sanitized;
  • Staff will wear personal protective equipment to protect themselves and keep others safe; and
  • Staff will remind customers they can pay for parking without touching the meter by downloading the Passport app, available for free to any mobile phone user.

Assisting the Business Community
Turning the parking meters back on supports the business community by ensuring their customers have access to parking spaces as they begin to return downtown. The resumption of parking meter enforcement applies to Glenwood South and Downtown. On-street metered parking spaces on Hillsborough Street will remain free until later this summer.

“The safety of our customers and staff is our primary focus,” said Parking Manager Matthew Currier. “We are taking all measures available to us to protect ourselves and our customers as we begin a measured return to business.”

Information about rates and enforcement will be posted on meters. Raleigh Parking ambassadors will also be on foot, available to answer questions. 

About Parking Meters
To pay for parking anywhere in the City right from your phone, download the free Passport app. To learn more about paying from your phone, visit our parking page website. Raleigh Parking staff will continue to monitor these changes and make any needed adjustments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

 Visit the City's COVID-19 page or learn more about how to pay for parking



Matthew Currier
Parking Manager