New parking meters in Norfolk to accept credit cards

New multi-space meters will be installed for the Granby Municipal and Education Lot. Credit: City of Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — New parking meters in the city of Norfolk will accept credit, along with coins and smart cards, the city announced  Monday. The change is among a slew of updates the city announced for its parking.

The city will begin installing the meters Tuesday, Oct. 25. Cars parks parked in a space with a new meter will get two hours of free parking from when the meter is installed, according to city officials.

In addition, multi-space meters will serve entire parking lots at the Granby Municipal lot and the Education Lot at the corner of St. Paul’s Boulevard and City Hall Avenue.

The city says smartphone users can take advantage of mobile payment with the free Passport app. The Norfolk Division of Parking is offering free exchange for new smart cards for existing users.

Norfolk has announced a handful of other changes to parking hours for passes and meters:

  • Free two-hour enforced metered parking throughout downtown Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free metered parking after 6 p.m. daily, and all day Sunday
  • Free two-hour enforced parking in the Arts District
  • Daytime monthly parking pass hours extended until 9 p.m.