What is Parkmobile?
Parkmobile is a pay-by-phone/app service that is providing customers to the City of Tampa Parking Division an alternative payment option. The option to pay for parking with a smart phone, cell phone, or website is intended to complement the existing parking payment options. More information about Parkmobile can be found at www.parkmobile.com.
How do I use Parkmobile?
The first step is to register with Parkmobile. Visit www.parkmobile.com, or scan any QR code at the parking location to begin. Customers may also access their smart phone app provider to download the free Parkmobile app. When registering, a credit card is required.
How does it work?
- Look for the Parkmobile sign or sticker.
- Use the Parkmobile mobile app or mobile website to enter in the zone number listed on the sign and choose your parking duration.
- You can opt-in to receive a notification 15 minutes before your parking session is set to expired.
Is there a fee for using Parkmobile?
Yes, a convenience fee of $0.35 will be charged for each transaction using Parkmobile.
Are there any other changes?
The addition of Parkmobile as a payment alternative, allows the City of Tampa Parking Division the opportunity to better distribute the existing multi-space pay stations throughout the city. This will eliminate the existence of all traditional single space parking meters and will allow multiple payment options for every on-street parking space. In the coming months, you may notice pay stations with a low usage rate relocated to other downtown areas, however a pay station will be located approximately within a one block walk of any on-street parking space.
Will Parkmobile be available in City of Tampa surface lots and garages?
Parkmobile will be available on City of Tampa surface parking lots within a few weeks of the initial introduction of the service and will complement the existing payment methods on those surface parking lots. Instead of utilizing a receipt to place on the car dashboard, your vehicle license plate will serve as the credential through Parkmobile.
Use of Parkmobile in City of Tampa parking garages will not be immediately available as it requires equipment upgrades, however, this is being considered and may be an option in the future.