After parking is paid, parking meters will issue a receipt indicating the time purchased to park at that meter location. This receipt may be used to park at another meter location elsewhere in the City.
In Pay-N-Display facilities, motorists must display the receipt on their vehicle's dashboard, so that enforcement officers may easily read the parking expiration time through the front window. Motorcycle owners choosing to park at these meter locations are responsible for finding a way to comply with the Pay-N-Display requirement posted on the parking meter.
In Pay-N-Retain facilities, officers retrieve data directly from the machines. Drivers should retain their receipt as proof of payment as well as a reminder of when to return to their car. If you lose your receipt, you cannot get another copy of it.
Displaying Parking Meter Receipts on Motorcycles
Motorcyclists using Pay and Display parking meters must display a parking meter receipt on their vehicle. To prevent theft or damage to the receipt, the Department of Transportation recommends using clear plastic holders attached to the motorcycle with a lock or other device. Devices made for this purpose can be found in specialty stores.
An illustration of such a device, and other information about parking meters are available online.
Learn more about parking meters.
Parking Grace Period
Drivers have a 5-minute grace period for parking meter and Alternate Side Parking zones. The law gives drivers an extra 5 minutes past the expired time on the parking meter receipt and Alternate Side Parking signs. During the grace period, parking tickets cannot be issued.