Drivers can now use cell phones to pay for parking in D.C.

Motorists will now be able to use their cell phones to pay for parking transactions.

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The District Department of Transportation and Parkmobile announced a program Tuesday that will allow residents, workers and visitors to use their cell phones to pay for parking at all of the approximately 17,000 on-street metered spaces throughout D.C.

"We piloted pay by phone parking in select business districts, with great results, and now we're ready to offer this service citywide," said DDOT Interim Director Terry Bellamy. "It provides another, convenient payment option for drivers. Instead of paying with cash or a credit card, all it takes is a couple clicks with the mobile app or a short phone call and you're on your way."

Drivers can sign up at, where they can download the mobile application. Once a customer is registered, they can use the mobile app, the Internet or a phone call to pay for parking. The parking transactions appear in real time on the hand-held devices used by Parking Enforcement Officers.

Currently, Parkmobile already provides pay-by-phone service in the Foggy Bottom, Georgetown Hospital and Ballpark areas and will start adding locations around D.C. in June.

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