Pay and Display Meters

Most pay and display meter kiosks are located in the Downtown, Washington Ave, Central Ave, St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Medical Center areas. Pay and Display Meters accept credit card or coin payments.   Please be aware of rates shown on top of digital display and on digital display itself.

A pay and display parking meter

Coin Payments

  • When inserting coin payment the meter will automatically display the time purchased
  • Press green “print” button to accept time purchased and receive receipt
  • Display receipt, face-up, on dashboard

Credit Card Payments

  • Insert Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
  • Using gray "Value" buttons, select dollar amount for time of stay
  • Press green "Print" button to accept time purchased and receive receipt
  • Display receipt, face-up, on dashboard

New Test Program - Pay by Phone / Pay by Plate

Our new Pay by Phone/Pay by Plate test pay for parking program will be installed in the corridor of State Street between Broadway and Eagle Street. Be on the lookout for the new meters coming in Spring 2017.

Pay by Phone

Enjoy the hassle-free Passport parking app for Android and iPhone. This application allows you to pay for parking anywhere within the test area on State Street, between Broadway and Eagle Street, indicated in the map below.

app map initial phase

Download the App & Manage Parking Online

Download ParkAlbany App to pay for parking The pay by phone app

Download the ParkAlbany app and read more about it at parkalbany.com/app. Drivers can also manage their parking online at Albany.ppprk.com

Pay by Plate Meters

Customers will be able to use their license plate number as proof of parking, rather than having to walk back to the vehicle to display a parking receipt on the dashboard.

pay by plate meter closeup pay by plate meter

For a demonstration of using these Pay by Plate parking meters, watch the video below: