Hamilton’s new parking app has made it easier for people to pay for parking using their smartphones, although it may be a bit more expensive to do so in some cases. The Passport Parking app lets people pay, track, and extend their parking anytime on all on-street parking meters and municipal parking lots (via Global News).
To get started, users need to first download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play and create a free account. They can then park anywhere they see the Passport Parking App sign and enter the 4-digit location ID to pay, track or add time to their parking directly from their smartphone.
The launch of the “pay-by-phone” app coincides with an increase in parking rates for on-street meters, from $1.50 per hour to $2 per hour, as approved by Hamilton City Council during the 2020 budget process.
Payment by coin at meters and by coin or credit card in off-street lots will remain available.
Here’s a small video detailing how to use the Passport Parking app to pay for parking in the city of Hamilton.