Parking Pay Station FAQ's
What is a Parking Pay Station?
What methods of payment can I use?
For your convenience, all Pay Stations accept coins, Visa and Mastercard. Be aware that the Pay Stations do not give change.
What if I paid for more time than I need?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds for time purchased.
Will I get a parking ticket while paying the Pay Station?
No. All of the Pay Stations are within view of the parking areas and the enforcement officers know to look for you prior to issuing a ticket.
Do I need to display my receipt on my dashboard?
No. Pay-by-space technology simply requires you to remember your space number in order to purchase time. The software will
inform the enforcement officers of your payment for time in your parking space.
I am disabled. Do I need to pay for parking?
Per Florida state statue 316.1964(5), vehicles displaying a valid disabled permit or license plate are permitted to park for up to 4 hours at no charge. Disabled persons still need to remember their space number and interact with the Pay Stations. For specific instructions please review the Disabled Parking Instructions.
Will I receive change?
No. The Pay Stations do not dispense change.
I notice there are still single space meters in certain areas of the city. Can I pay them by credit card?
No. Credit Cards can only be used at the Pay Stations. The City of Tampa hopes to be able to upgrade all meters in the future.
Do I have to use the Pay Station closest to my car?
No. You may pay for any numbered parking space at any of the Pay Stations. Simply go to the nearest Pay Station
on the way to your destination.
Do I have to go back to the original Pay Station to extend time?
No. You can go to any Pay Station in downtown and add time to your parking space, however, the space time limits still apply.