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Meters

SFpark meter image

SFpark‘s state-of-the-art meters are easy to use and allow drivers to pay with coins, credit/debit cards, and SFMTA parking cards. In late 2010, the SFMTA replaced existing parking meters with these new coin and card meters throughout the SFpark pilot areas.

Extended time limits
Adding to this convenience, the time limits on many meters were also extended. By boosting the amount of time drivers are allowed to stay in one space, SFpark is reducing unnecessary re-parking and the need to issue parking tickets.

Wireless communications
SFpark meters communicate wirelessly with the SFpark data warehouse. When pricing changes, new rate information is sent wirelessly to the meters so they remain up-to-date.

single-space parking meterSingle-Space Meters
Covering over 5,100 spaces across all eight pilot areas.

Illuminated Display
View parking rates, hours, time limit and other important information.

Coin Payment
Insert coins for desired time. Use nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar coins.

Credit Card Payment
Insert and remove credit/debit card. Adjust payment amount with SFpark meter instructions minus button SFpark meter instructions plus button buttons. Press SFpark meter instructions ok button 2 button. If using an SFMTA parking card, leave card in throughout entire transaction.

SFMTA Parking Card Payment
Step 1: Insert your parking card into the card slot.
Step 2: Adjust payment amount with SFpark meter instructions minus button SFpark meter instructions plus button buttons.
Step 3: When desired time is reached press SFpark meter instructions ok button 2 button.
Step 4: Wait until confirmation message appears.
Step 5: Remove the parking card.

SFpark multispace meterMulti-Space Meters
Covering roughly 400 parking spaces in SoMa, the Financial District, the Fillmore, and Civic Center.

Illuminated Display
View parking rates, hours, time limit and other important information.

Keypad
Enter your space number here first. SFpark meter instructions space number illustration Your space number is located on the curb next to your car.

Coin Payment
Enter space number. Insert coins for desired time. Use nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar coins. The meter does not dispense change.

Card Payment
If using a credit/debit card, enter space number, then press SFpark meter instructions ok button. Use SFpark meter instructions up button and SFpark meter instructions down button to change time. Press SFpark meter instructions ok button to complete transaction. If using an SFMTA parking card, enter your space number, insert the card chip side up and remove your card when the desired time is reached. No receipt is necessary.