The City's Parking Division will be switching its parking mobile payment app to ParkMobile in October. Converted meters will be clearly marked with the ParkMobile logo.
The switch from Passport Parking to ParkMobile comes after the University of Iowa switched to ParkMobile earlier in the year. Soon, all mobile parking payments in town will be handled exclusively through the app.
ParkMobile makes parking fast and efficient by providing a simple way to pay right from your mobile device. Be sure to download the ParkMobile app to your smartphone as soon as possible.
The Passport app will continue to be available for parking until the block (or parking ramp) is transitioned to ParkMobile. After the transition, ParkMobile will be the only app that can be used for mobile smartphone parking payments.
Links to download the app: Google Play, Apple Store. The app can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.
To pay for zone parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the "Start Parking" button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session, up to the maximum time allowed, on their mobile device.
ParkMobile has a strong presence in Iowa with over 151,000 users in the state. The app is available in Ames, Davenport, Des Moines, and Sioux City. ParkDSM, Des Moines’ exclusive parking app powered by ParkMobile, can be used in Iowa City. The ParkDSM app can be used to pay for parking anywhere ParkMobile is accepted.
To learn more about ParkMobile, visit the app's website. Those with any questions about the change can contact the Parking Office at 319-356-5151.