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, American Express 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.

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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 Drivers can also manage their parking online at



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:




Smart Single-Space Meters

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Coin Payments

If paying with coins, insert them into the coin slot for the amount of time you’d like to park. Quarters, dimes, nickels, and $1 coins are accepted.

Credit Card Payments

If paying with credit card or credit card-branded debit card, insert and remove your card. The Smart Meter accepts Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover.

With the blue [+] and [-] buttons, select the amount of time. The cost is displayed underneath.

Press the green [OK] button to confirm your payment, or red [CANCEL] button to stop your transaction. After 35 seconds, the meter will authorize the payment shown on the screen if neither button is pressed.

Need a receipt for the new IPS smart single space meter? Click on the following link and sign up to view and print receipts

For a demonstration of using these smart single space parking meters, watch the video below: