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The City of Long Beach has new single-spaced on-street parking meters that accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) in Downtown Long Beach, The Pike and Second Street in Belmont Shore.

New rates immediately take effect at that space after a smart parking meter is installed. If you see a meter that still only accepts coin, the old rate will remain in effect. 

**Important: The cash keys will not work on the new smart meters. Please exhaust the time on your cash keys and refrain from loading more time.


BELMONT SHORE (2nd Street) $0.75 / hour 10am to 7pm
Daily, excluding holidays
2 Hours
DOWNTOWN CORE $1.50 / hour 9am to 9pm
Daily, including holidays
2 Hours
DOWNTOWN $1.00 / hour 9am to 6pm
Monday - Saturday
excludes Sunday and holidays
2 Hours
THE PIKE $2.00 / hour 9am to 9pm
Daily, including holidays
2 Hours


Key features:

  • The City offers the first five minutes free to all users at the new smart-meters. Simply push green "OK" button to receive the first five minutes.
  • You can add two hours in advance of enforcement. For example, if enforcement hours begin at 9:00 am, you can put in money between 7:00 am and 8:59 am. The meter will wait until 9:00 am to credit your time.
  • Smart meters accept coins, credit cards, and debit cards.

To use the meter:

  • Coins: Insert coins for the desired time. Use nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar coins to park.
  • Credit or Debit card: Insert and remove credit/debit card. Adjust payment amount with + and - buttons. Press green "OK" button. 

To watch a video on how to use your credit card, please watch below: 

Spanish Version


The City offers free two-hour parking in Downtown at its City Place location's Lot A, B, and C.

  •  Lot A: 50 E. 6th Street (entrance on 6th and 5th Streets)
  • Lot B: 50 E. 5th Street (entrance on 5th and 4th Streets)
  • Lot C: 50 E 3rd Street (entrance on 4th and 3rd Streets) 

Note: The City will upgrade coin-operated meters on Junipero, beach lots, and Second Street adjacent lots after the on-street installation.