Use of the Parkmobile App became available in the City of Ithaca in August 2015. The Parkmobile App allows drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. By paying through the Parkmobile App, you will not need to pay at a pay station.
To use the system, register online at www.parkmobile.com or download the mobile app. Once registered, use the mobile app, internet, or Parkmobile’s toll free number (877-727-5730) to pay for parking (Note: if you don’t have a “smart phone” you can still set up a Parkmobile account and pay for parking by calling the toll free number).
After setting up your account, you can immediately start using the system with your registered mobile phone. Community service officers will be able to see that you have paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. Parkmobile users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session. Time limits on meters still apply and Parkmobile will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters.
When using the Parkmobile App, make sure to correctly record your zone number. There are different zone numbers in downtown Ithaca and Collegetown, so it’s important to identify your Parkmobile zone number based on the green Parkmobile signage on the curb. Parkmobile zone numbers in Ithaca are in the 2311-2313 range.
While there is no cost to register with Parkmobile or download the mobile app, a transaction fee of $0.35 is charged when you initiate a parking session in addition to the regularly charged $1.50/hour fee.