Meter Policies

Pay-by-License Plate Multi-Space Meter Instructional Video


On-Street Meter Enforcement Hours

Street meters hours are Monday – Saturday 8:00 am-6:00 pm and lots are Monday- Saturday 8:00 am -10:00 pm.

Parking Meter Zones and Rates


Meter Services

The employees of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority Meter Services Department and Meter Collection Department (as of October 2012- the latest AFSCME contract ratification, this is now one group called METER SERVICES, not two different departments) are responsible for the maintenance, installation, removal, repair and collection of single space and multi-space parking meters located throughout the City of Pittsburgh. There are approximately 8,500 metered spaces located on-street and in PPA neighborhood metered lots.

Technicians from the METER SERVICES department inspect meters on a daily basis. Response time to repair a reported malfunctioning meter is usually within 24 hours. The number to call with information on a broken or malfunctioning meter is 412-560-2534.

On-street meters and lot meters duration, rate and time may vary according to the time demanded at each location. Meter durations range from 15 minutes up to 10 hours depending on parking needs. Rates also vary and are predetermined according to parking studies performed before installation of any meters.

Report Broken Parking Meters
Call (412) 560-2534 within 24 hours of receiving a parking ticket.

Parking Variance
Call (412) 560-2534 if you require a parking variance for the Residential Permit Parking areas.

Payment of Tickets
Pittsburgh Parking Court
How to Pay a Parking Ticket Online

On-Street Signs

For questions regarding the placement of signs, call the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Transportation and Engineering at 412-255-8850.