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The City of Long Beach has  both single-space and multi-space on-street parking meters that accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) in Downtown Long Beach, The Pike, Second Street in Belmont Shore, Fourth Street in Retro Row, and select beach lots.

In addition, the City of Long Beach has partnered with Passport to create a contactless way to pay for parking now available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. To see a list of participating Passport locations, please visit ParkLB's Passport Parking Page.

The City also offers free two-hour parking in Downtown at City Place locations, Lot A, B, and C. For additional information on City parking structures, visit parklb.com.

  • On-street Smart Parking Meter/Pay Station Rates

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

    BELMONT SHORE (2nd Street) $1.75 / hour 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Daily, excluding holidays
    2 Hours
    DOWNTOWN CORE $1.50 / hour 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
    Daily, including holidays
    2 Hours
    DOWNTOWN $1.00 / hour 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
    Monday - Saturday
    Excludes Sundays and holidays
    2 Hours
    THE PIKE $2.00 / hour 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
    Daily, including holidays
    2 Hours
    RETRO ROW (4th Street) $1.00 / hour 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Daily, excluding holidays
    3 Hours
  • Pay for Parking with Your Smartphone

    Park at the participating on-street locations and beach lots using the Passport Parking App. To pay for parking with the app, enter zone number and add time or pay for a parking session in full. 

    See below to watch how to pay for parking using the Passport App:

  • Operating Smart Meters

    Key features:

    • The City offers the first fifteen minutes free to all users at the new smart-meters. Simply push green "OK" button to receive the first fifteen 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. 

    *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.

    See below to watch how to use the smart parking meters using a credit card:

  • On-Street Overcharge/Refund Request Form

    If you feel you are due a refund or overcharged for on-street parking, please fill out the form completely. Once the form is submitted, further instructions will follow. Refunds can only be made to the individual/entity that made the payment. Refunds are subject to verification of machine malfunction on the date, and time of the incident. The maximum refund allowed is $20.00 (basis for refund will be max of daily rate). Please complete the On-Street Overcharge/Refund Request Form. For questions, please call (562) 570-3264 or e-mail PW_-_Traffic_Operations_Division@longbeach.gov.