Hoboken debuts 'Pay by Plate' parking system

Hoboken is rolling out a more convenient pay option for street parking.

The city is transitioning from existing on-street parking meters to a so-called "Pay by Plate" system.

In the months ahead, the new payment system will also allow customers the ability to pay by phone using a mobile application, meaning drivers will be able to pay for parking without going to a meter and add additional time without returning to their cars.

To purchase parking with the pay-by-plate system, customers will 1) Enter the vehicle license plate number and 2) Make payment via credit/debit card, smart card, coins, or bills (where available). There is no need to return to the vehicle to leave the receipt. The real-time paid/unpaid status will be visible to enforcement officers via tablet computers.

The transition to "pay-by-plate" will begin on Monday, March 21, with the meters located on Hudson Place. Parking Enforcement Officers will be stationed at the meters to educate drivers on the use of the meters. Additional blocks will transition to the new system in the following days and weeks.
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