To increase parking opportunities and provide an easier way to pay, battery-powered – solar charged parking meters are located in the downtown Memphis area as well as in areas such as the Medical District.
These modern parking meters allow drivers to pay with coins and/or credit/debit cards. The meters do not make change or issue refunds. The multi-space kiosks use "pay and display" technology. Users follow prompts on the terminal to purchase the amount of desired time, starting at 30 minutes. A receipt is printed for display on the parked vehicle's curbside dashboard.
The single space meters also accept coins and/or credit/debit cards. The kiosks and single space meters are as easy to use as modern gas pumps or ATM's.
Please see the Parking Meter Map for details on days/times of enforcement and time limits allowed for parking in different areas. Rates at all meters are $1.50 per hour. There is a minimum payment of 50 cents.
The times of parking meter operation and enforcement cover Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm in the areas including the Central Business District (CBD), Medical District, Juvenile Court and North of Poplar. The maximum time limits of parking in these areas are a 2 hour parking limit from Mon.-Fri., 8 am-6 pm, and a 4 hour time limit on Sat. from 8 am-6 pm.
The parking meters located in the Entertainment District and South Main operate and are enforced from Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. The maximum time limits of parking in these areas is a 2 hour parking limit from Mon.-Fri., 8 am-4 pm, a 4 hour time limit on Sat. from 8 am-4 pm, and a 6 hour limit on Mon.-Sat., 4 pm-10 pm.
Patrons can pre-pay for metered time beginning at 6:00 am at any parking meter. Pre-paid time is applied beginning at 8:00 am. Any remaining time left on a printed receipt can be used at any other parking kiosk prior to the expiration of time printed on the receipt.