Meter Policies

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


A. On-Street City Meters are Enforced Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM-6:00PM
B. Off-Street Authority Metered Lots are Enforced Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM-10:00PM

Special Notice: SOUTH SIDE ONLY: Extended Hours of Enforcement on Thursday through Monday from 8:00AM-3:00AM for on-street City meters and off-street metered Authority lots. This change became effective January 1st, 2023

Meter Services

METER SERVICES is responsible for the maintenance, installation, removal, repair and collection of multi-space parking meters located throughout the City of Pittsburgh. There are approximately 9,391 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 412-560-2531.

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.

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.