The City of Worcester is transitioning from single space to multi-space, pay-by-plate meters city-wide. Starting in the Canal District, the City will eliminate the single space parking meters in favor of the new smart kiosks. The upgrade is a part of the City's plan to enhance parking accommodation for residents, employees, small business patrons and attendees of large scale events.
Parking meters are enforced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Parking on Sundays and holidays are free of charge. In the Canal District, enforcement is in effect until 9:00 p.m. and two hour time limits will be enforced on Sundays.
The City of Worcester has approximately 1,200 parking meters throughout the City. There are some coin-only meters, but many accept coins and credit cards. Time limits and pricing vary depending on location. To report a defective parking meter or pay station, please contact Customer Service at 508-929-1300.
Pay stations are located in your parking area. The on-street kiosks/meters nearby offer an easy to use touch screen interface to get you paid and on your way. Simply enter your license plate number into the machine, which ticketing enforcement uses to confirm paid parking sessions. This means there are no receipts on the dashboard. Payment options include Coins, AMEX, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
You can also park and pay by phone using the new Passport Parking App when visiting downtown Worcester. Pay (a small flat service fee may apply), track, extend and manage your parking session all from your phone. Look for the unique zone number on Pay to Park or Parking App signs and decals nearby.
Download the Passport Parking App in the Apple Store or Google Play.
Long-term meter rentals will soon be available to construction workers who will be working in an area for an extended period of time. More details coming soon.