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Beginning in the fall of 2019, Idaho Falls will implement new Smart Meters that have more payment options and accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards and PARK SMARTER™ mobile app payments. The meters are easy to use, safe, secure and reliable, with a large screen that makes it easy to see all of the information, such as remaining time. This website is the main information hub for everything you need to know about parking in downtown Idaho Falls.


Whether you're shopping, dining, enjoying culture, nightlife, or events in Dowtown Idaho Falls - parking has never been easier. Now you can simply park and swipe, or use the PARK SMARTER™ mobile app.

Look at the Pay Station Smart Meter screen and find parking rates, hours, time limits and other important information. If screen is dark, press any button and it will light up.
It is recommended you take a picture of your license plate number or write it down before leaving your car.
Either enter plate number or insert debit/credit card. IntelliTouch will prompt you through the remainder of the transaction.
With the blue [+] and [-] buttons, select the amount of time. The cost for that time will be displayed underneath.
If paying with debit or credit card, wait for authorization of the card. Visa, MasterCard and Discover
are accepted.
Press the [OK] button to confirm your payment, or [CANCEL] button to stop your transaction. The meter will attempt to authorize the payment shown on the screen
if neither button is pressed after 5 seconds.
The display will then show the amount of paid time approved and when your time is up (if there is an issue with payment, another form of payment will be requested
at this point).
Print and remove receipt if requested. Receipt may be kept with you. Go to to get an email copy of your receipt.
If using the PARK SMARTER™ app – extend your parking session as needed.


Using PARK SMARTER™image description

The PARK SMARTER™ mobile app provides a parking experience that saves time and is easy to use. To get started paying through your smartphone, visit the PARK SMARTER™ website and download the application.

Watch the demo:

Using My Parking Receipt™ image description

My Parking Receipt™ is a convenient website that allows customers to view, download and print their parking receipts paid at any IPS meter. My Parking Receipt™ offers:

  • Setting to automatically email parking receipts upon close of transaction

  • One-time customer account set-up to simply access, view export and expense

  • User-friendly interface

Watch the demo:


Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown Parking


Most on-street parking around downtown is limited to two hours. If you are making a short trip downtown, open spaces are abundant, but you may have to park around the corner from your destination. If so, you can enjoy a stroll along some of our historic streets.


There are several free all-day parking lots around the downtown area. Lots are located off Yellowstone Ave along the railroad, behind the buildings south off Broadway between Shoup & Park (the first few rows are 2 hour parking – please look for signs), most streets north of Constitution, corner of D Street and Park and across the street on D Street, corner of E Street and Capital and on the corner of Constitution and Shoup.


The IFDDC operates four pay-to-park parking lots in the heart of downtown – B Street East and B Street West lots are at 451 B Street (near the south east corner of Capital and B Street), the third is along the Yellowstone Highway between A and B Streets with the entrance coming in off A Street and the fourth is at The Broadway development where there are 22 surface spaces. The Capital Lot we manage is reserved permit parking only, hourly parking is not available in that lot.

Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for a one day pass. Validation is available from several downtown businesses – there is a list of businesses that validate on the windows of the parking lot booths and below. Monthly passes can be obtained for $35. Call us at (208)535-0399 if you are interested in a monthly pass. Overnight parking is not allowed without permission.


A Street Soup Market * Arts Council * Bella Capelli Salon * Bybee’s * Bramwell Chiropractic * Lily’s Selected Consignments * The Downtown Event Center (The DEC) * Ford’s * The Hair Co. * Healing Hands * Hopkins Roden * Idaho Mountain Trading * Jimmy’s All Season Angler * O’Brien Tomchak * Pachangas * Patricia S. Wells-Noble CPA PA * Shoup Office Suites * SnakeBite * Smokin’ Fins * T&T Reporting * Urban Nook * Raymond James Financial


Bona-fide residents of the downtown area may apply for a permit which will exempt them from any parking limit established for parking spaces within the off-street City owned parking lot.

This permit is not valid for parking in the 2-hour parking spaces on the streets or in our Pay-to-Park lots. The cost of each permit is $50.00/annually. Only one (1) permit per licensed driver is allowed. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle so it is visible from outside the vehicle, whenever they are parked in a two-hour parking space in city parking lot. It is unlawful to transfer or allow another person to use this permit. Contact 208-535-0399 for more information.

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