Parking Division Upgrades Multi-Space Parking Meters

The City of Cincinnati’s Parking Division is pleased to announce the upgrade of all multi-space parking meters (MSMs) during the first week of February.  All the MSMs will be upgraded to 4G modems from the current 2G modems, which are scheduled to be phased out by the end of 2022.  This upgrade will provide users with a faster, more reliable experience when paying to park.  The functionality will change from “pay-and-display” receipt style purchases to “pay-by-plate”.

Pay-by-plate requires the parker to enter the vehicle license plate number into the kiosk when paying, which eliminates the need to walk back to vehicles and display the receipt on the vehicle dash.  These upgrades allow for significant improvements in reliability, ease of use for the general public, and infrastructure reliability. All of the changes will remain compatible with the Cincy EZ Park and Pay by Phone mobile payment applications.