Announcing new meter payment app

MobileMeter will replace PaybyPhone as the meter payment app. The transition will be complete and MobileMeter in place June 18, 2018. Already used in Urbana and Champaign, the new app will provide a seamless metered parking experience community-wide. As a reminder, in-office CashKey services will be discontinued June 30 and eliminated Dec. 31. Details of a CashKey alternative for department use on MobileMeter will come at a later date.


Some Advantages to MobileMeter


- No additional extension fee for extending a parking session - just one fee paid of $0.20


- Because MobileMeter is the same parking app used by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the transition will create a more consistent and customer friendly parking experience for the campus community.


-With MobileMeter, the Parking Department will provide a 30-minute minimum transaction, which is more customer friendly than previous phone app payment minimum of 1-hour.


-  Within the MobileMeter database, users will have access to real-time and historical code usage data. This will significantly improve access for monitoring balances, reporting, and audit.


 - Parkers can remotely extend parking sessions and receive expiration reminders via text or app, upon request.