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On-Street Parking

Cars Parked at Meters Along Main Street

ParkBoston app users should transition to Passport Parking app by August 15, 2022.

Parkers who have previously used the ParkBoston app to pay for parking in Worcester should install the Passport Parking app on their mobile device. The ParkBoston app will no longer accept payment for parking in Worcester after August 15, 2022. Existing user account information in ParkBoston will transfer into the new Passport Parking app when it is installed.

Visit parkworcesternow.com/ways-to-park/mobile-pay for more information on using the Passport Parking app in Worcester.

The City of Worcester transitioned from single space to multi-space, pay-by-plate meters city-wide. Starting in the Canal District, the City eliminated 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.

Zone Parking

On-Street Pay Station

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.

How it works

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.

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Parking App Sign

Download the Passport Parking App in the Apple Store or Google Play.

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Long-Term Meter Rentals

Long-term meter rentals are available to construction workers who will be working in an area for an extended period of time.

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