Chicago Parking Meters - New Touch-Screen and much more...

Street parking in Chicago just became even more convenient with the installation of new
touch-screen pay boxes that eliminate the need to place paper receipts on your dashboard.

The new pay boxes come equipped with a touch screen that resembles a tablet. After you park, you’ll enter your information at a nearby pay box:

1)      Type in your license plate number

2)      Insert a credit card or coins to pay

3)      Choose how long you intend to park

4)      Opt for paper or text receipt

That’s it! Your license plate number identifies that you’ve paid.

The new pay boxes will give you the option of receiving a printed or text receipt that indicates when parking expires, but the receipt no longer needs to be displayed.

The new system only affects motorists who pay for parking using a pay box. The ParkChicago app, which allows drivers to pay for parking using their smartphone and add time to a parking session from remote locations, will remain in place.

All 36,000 metered spots will have the new pay boxes in place by mid-year 2019. A list of where the new pay boxes have already been installed is available at

You can visit or call the customer service hotline at 877-242-7901 if you have any questions.


Posted on October 29, 2018 .