ParkBoston, created by the City of Boston, provides an easy and convenient way to pay for on-street parking using your iPhone or iPad.
You can also login to our secure website to access parking charges, parking history, profile information and print parking receipts.
Registration is free and you are never under any obligation to use the application once you register. Look for ParkBoston logos on the meter to determine availability in your area.
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Ratings and Reviews
Parking meters made easy
I love love love this app. Makes it easy to pay for parking without having to even get a credit card out to touch the meter. It remembers your card and car info each time and you just need a simple pin to log in. Zone are printed in large font on the meters so you can enter the info without getting out of your car. This is especially convenient when the weather is bad! I consider this app to be a huge win for the city of Boston. Nice job!
Needs better instructions
Was visiting Boston from NC. Upon parking I downloaded the app, and entered plate #, parking zone, etc., and paid. I entered my plate number as it is on my plate, with a dash. Very convenient and easy to use. To my dismay, I came back to $40 ticket. I parked elsewhere later that evening, and another $40 ticket! I parked the next day, and luckily did not get a ticket, but apparently just got lucky that no parking enforcement came by that day. I called to dispute the tickets upon returning home and was told I shouldn’t have entered the dash. Seems like it should have been an instant dismissal for such a simple “error”, but it had to be reviewed. A week or so later, I received a letter regarding each violation. One was dismissed and one wasn’t!! I called again and was told they will only dismiss one mistake (which isn’t really a mistake as there is a dash in my plate #). What time consuming nonsense for all involved just for including the dash in my plate number! App developers, unless you are trying to take advantage of unsuspecting out-of-towners, please provide instructions in the app to not include spacers or dashes, or whatever else will cause a problem.
Convenient app but could use some usability upgrades
I use this app frequently because I live in back bay and can’t always find resident parking. It’s convenient and great because I want all quarters to do my laundry ;) I like the recent history, I like the reminder.
A couple recommendations from an avid user to make this app better:
1. A map so you can remember where you parked / see which zone to use if you parked overnight and and want to pay to park in the morning but don’t want to leave bed quite yet (my zone starts at 8am and one Saturday’s I like to read in bed with coffee in the morning).
2. It takes a lot of clicks. Login. Zone entry. Car selection. Payment type. Payment method. Confirmation. I use this for my main car 99% of the time, have always paid with the same card. I wish it defaulted to my main car, my usual payment method and type, left the zone free to enter, and confirmed there, rather than asking each time if I want to pay using credit/debit or parking card, then asking which card, then needing to confirm I actually want to pay. I defaulted to auto login which helped, but I want one or two clicks please. I’ve forgotten to confirm a couple times and been lucky, but I know that won’t always be the case!
3. I wish the recent history allowed for 4 or 5 recent zones. I park on my block and get them confused sometimes and have to go back into my email to figure out which zone is which street and which side of the street in the morning.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.