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Princeton is installing new smart parking meters and pay stations, providing more payment options than ever before at its 1,100 metered parking spaces. The new smart parking meters and pay stations will accept coin, credit cards, debit cards and mobile payment.

Parking meter time limits will be highly visible on color-coded meter decals, which will be located on both the street and sidewalk sides of the meters. Yellow meter domes identify the 15 to 30 minute limit parking spaces.

For more information on how to use the new smart parking meters and pay stations or to sign up for myParkingreceipts, continue to scroll down.

For more information on Princeton’s new parking meter rates, zones and hours of operation, click here


Whether you're shopping, dining, enjoying culture, nightlife, or special events in Princeton, parking has never been easier. Now you can simply park and swipe, pay with coins or use your mobile.

Look at the smart meter’s display to find parking rates, hours, time limits, and other important information. If it is dark, press any button to light the display.
If paying with coins, simply insert them in the coin slot until the desired time is reached on the display. Quarters, dimes, nickels, and $1 coins accepted.
If paying electronically, insert and remove your credit or debit card. The smart meter accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
With the blue [+] and [-] buttons, select the amount of time. The cost for that time will be displayed underneath.
Press green [OK] button to confirm your payment, or red [CANCEL] button to stop your transaction. The meter will attempt to authorize the payment shown on the screen if neither button is pressed after 35 seconds.
Wait for authorization of the card.
  *Please note that time purchased at this meter corresponds only to the adjoining parking spot. The time purchased is not transferrable.


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:

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