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Pay-by-phone technology allows visitors to pay for parking with their phone

What?

The Department of Enterprise Services is implementing a 120-day pilot program to test pay-by-phone technology for visitors to the Capitol Campus.

Where?

The visitor parking lots at Jefferson and Maple Park and the Plaza Garage.

When?

July-Oct. 2017

Why?

Paying for parking with your smart phone is a quick and convenient way for visitors to pay for parking on the Capitol Campus. There is no need to plug the meter or display receipts.

With this new app you can:

  • Use it with your iPhone, Android or Apple Watch
  • Extend your parking time remotely
  • Get a text message reminder before your time expires
  • Use other features including email receipts for business travel and adding multiple vehicles

To download the app, follow the instructions posted at the meter in the visitor lot. You only need to do this once.

Implementing pay-by-phone technology is part of a larger plan to improve parking on the Capitol Campus. In July 2015, the Legislature -- through the proviso outlined in 2EHB 1115 Sec. 1088 -- directed Enterprise Services to develop an implementation plan for a Capitol Campus parking strategy that includes integrating new technologies.

Impact

In July, visitors parking in the Jefferson and Maple Park and the Plaza Garage visitor lots will have the option to use the pay-by-phone option. Metered parking will also be available. Employees who work on the Capitol Campus may not use visitor parking between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. See WAC 200-200-188 for complete conditions and rules. As of July 1, 2017, visitor parking is $2 per hour.

Questions?

If you have questions about the pilot project or parking on the Capitol Campus, email parking@des.wa.gov​ or call (360) 725-0030.

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