The map below illustrates all the Pay and Display Units in the City of Portsmouth. Click on the icons for details on the zones and rates.
- Red Icons
(Zone A-High Occupancy, 3-Hour Max, $2.00 per hour)
- Blue Icons
(Zone B- Standard, 3-Hour Max, $1.50 per hour)
- Green Icons
(Zone C- 4-Hour Max, $1.50 per hour)
What is a Pay & Display Meter?
Pay & Display Meters are automated parking meters that replace multiple parking meters on a block. All customers parking on that block pay the meter and display the payment receipt on the vehicle’s dashboard.
Can I use credit cards?
Yes. All meters accept coins and credit cards. There is a minimum purchase of 1 hour for credit card transactions.
What if I have a motorcycle?
Motorcycle riders still need to pay the meter and display the receipt securely on the motorcycle. If you paid by credit card and you receive an expired meter ticket due to a missing receipt, we can track the transaction and determine whether or not the ticket was issued with time still remaining on your purchase.
Will I get a ticket while paying the meter?
No. All of the meters are within view of the parking spaces, and our Parking Enforcement Officers know to look for you before issuing a ticket.
What if a meter doesn’t work?
If a meter is malfunctioning, payment is still required. Patrons are instructed to use a different nearby meter. Paystations are programmed to notify Parking Maintenance of any issues.
How will parking spaces be reserved for construction activities?
Commercial Use Only: Meters can be rented per day for: $50.00 per space (high occupancy) and $35.00 per space (non-high occupancy). Interested contractors must go to the Parking Clerk's offices at 1 Junkins Avenue, Suite 233A.