Parking Meters

  

On-Street Parking Meters

LOCATION

On-Street Parking Meters are located in the Central Business District in Downtown Albany, the Central Avenue corridor (Albany's old "Main Street"), the Hospital District near Albany Medical Center and Saint Peter's Hospital, and in additional areas, based on parking demand.

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DAYS OF OPERATION

On-Street Meters operate Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, with the exception of certain national holidays
Off-Street Meters operate Monday through Saturday all day long.

CURRENCY

Pay and Display Meters accept Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) and all US coins except pennies.

Single Space Meters accept only U.S. quarters, gold-colored (Sacagawea and Presidential) dollar coins and CashKeys.  Other coins will not register time on the meters

DURATION

Pay and Display Meters are long term meters that allow 10 hours of parking.

Single Space Meters generally allow parking for 20 minutes to 10 hours with the most common duration that is 2 hours.  Signs are posted every block, advising of the parking time limit for meters. 

Plastic Holder for Motorcycles

Like other motorists, motorcycles using Pay & Display Meters, must display their receipt on their vehicle.  To prevent theft or damage to the receipt, interested motorists can contact the Albany Parking Authority at 434-8886 to purchase a tag holder at the discounted price of $20.  This plastic holder should be attached to the motorcycle.  It has a convenient lock that will allow motorcyclists to display their parking ticket while securing the holder to their motorcycle.
These plastic tag holders would also work for convertibles.

Pay & Display Meters

On-Street  -  State Street, Capitol Building, Pearl Street and Broadway Area Pay and Display Meters:

  1. If paying with coins, insert coins to add time; If paying with credit/debit card, insert card and remove quickly, then press buttons below to add time
  2. Press green button to complete transaction
  3. Display receipt on passenger side of dashboard, date and time up

Off-Street  -  Central Avenue and WAMC Lots Pay & Display Meters:

  1. If paying with coins, insert coins to add time; If paying with credit/debit card, insert card and remove quickly, then press buttons below to add time
  2. Press green button to complete transaction
  3. Display receipt on passenger side of dashboard, date and time up

Off-Street  -  Quackenbush Lot Pay & Display Meters:

  1. If paying with coins, insert coins to add time; If paying with credit/debit card, insert card and remove quickly, then press buttons below to add time
  2. Press green button to complete transaction
  3. Display receipt on passenger side of dashboard, date and time up

Parking Meter Enforcement

Parking violations, including expired time, are ticketed by Public Safety Officers (PSO) of the Albany Police Department, and citations revenue from fines and penalties remains with the City. 

Bus Information

For CDTA schedules, fares, hours of service and other detailed information, please go to Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA).

More Information

Have more questions about Parking Meters? See our FAQ page.

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