Meter Parking

In the downtown core, Spokane's 800 modern parking meters accept Visa, Master Card, and most American coins, providing multiple payment options for new visitors and regular users.

Hours of Operation

Meters operate Monday through Saturday 8am to 7pm. The following holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the immediately following Monday is an observed holiday.

Pay by phone

To take advantage of pay by phone meter parking, download the QuickPay App  found at SpokaneCity.org onto your smartphone. Once the maximum time limit is purchased for a parking meter, you are allowed a one-time paid extension of 15 minutes on that meter. After the maximum limit including the extension expires, you must move your vehicle. Drivers who attempt to use the pay by phone feature at the same meter after the maximum time limit allowed will receive a message that they have exceeded the stay allowance at that meter. The City has provided a guide with Frequently Asked Questions here

For information on meter bags or commercial loading zone permits, use this helpful document from the City of Spokane.

Broken meter?

Report a malfunctioning meter to the City of Spokane and a technician should be available to fix it within the hour.

  • Option #1: Call 509.232-8836 (select #3), look for the meter number on the pole and the report the issue.
  • Option #2: Tweet the City of Spokane, @SpokaneCity, a picture of the meter number on the pole and what the problem is.
Parking meters at work

Did you know that by parking at a downtown meter you're helping to improve the downtown environment? From infrastructure, to beatification, parking meter money is invested back into the streets and work to make Spokane better.


View this brochure from the City of Spokane for frequently asked questions about meter parking.