After you pay at the meter, it will issue a receipt showing the time you purchased to park there. You can also use the receipt to park at another parking meter in the City.
- In Pay-N-Retain facilities, officers get data directly from the machines. You should keep your receipt as proof of payment, as well as a reminder of when to return to your car. If you lose your receipt, you can't get another copy of it.
- In Pay-N-Display facilities, motorists must display the receipt on their vehicle's dashboard so enforcement officers can easily read the parking expiration time through the front window. Motorcycle owners are responsible for finding a way to comply with the requirement posted on the meter.
Displaying Receipts on Motorcycles
To prevent theft or damage to the receipt, the Department of Transportation (DOT) recommends that you use a clear plastic holder attached to your 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.