Parkmobile is a pay by phone parking solution and certain information varies depending on your location. Note that the information in this article is ONLY for the parking areas operated by Rice Village in Houston, TX where Parkmobile is offered.
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Where Will Payment Appear?
Citation/Parking Operator Info
Transaction Fees (based on Membership Level and Payment Method):
The Parkmobile transaction fees are waived in your parking area. The parking operator absorbs the cost of the transaction fee, so you only pay the standard daily parking rate when using Parkmobile, just as you do when you pay at the parking areas.
When registering for pay by phone parking service with Parkmobile via our website you're given two membership options: "ParkmobilePro Membership", which carries with it a monthly fee, and "Basic Membership", which has no monthly fee. In your area, it currently makes the most sense for you to select the "Basic Membership" instead of the "ParkmobilePro Membership". Since your transaction fees are waived, you wouldn’t get the biggest advantage of a lowered transaction fee anyway. In the future there will be many more benefits included with the "ParkmobilePro Membership" which may influence your decision to choose it for a monthly fee instead of the no monthly fee "Basic Membership".
By default when you register via any other method other than the website, your membership level is set to "Basic Membership".
Additionally, there is no cost to download one of our mobile apps and no cost to register via a mobile app or online.
How Will Enforcement Officers Know That I've Paid? Will My Payment Show on the Meter?
In this area, the officer will use your license plate number to view your Parkmobile payment on a handheld device. As such, please make sure to add any additional license plate numbers to your account before creating a parking session in order to make sure your parking transactions are correctly created.
Zone Number Information and Range:
Zone numbers vary by lot or area. The zone number listing below is provided as a reference only. You MUST identify your Parkmobile zone number from the green Parkmobile signage located in your parking area to ensure you start your session correctly.
In the parking areas operated by Rice Village in Houston, TX the zone numbers range from 6730-6740.
Area Specific Parkmobile Phone Number:
The Parkmobile toll-free phone number to reach the automated system to register and/or start or extend your parking sessions is: 877-727-5953 (877 PARK 953). If you are parking in the parking areas operated by Rice Village in Houston, TX and call any other Parkmobile phone number you will be at risk parking in a zone in the wrong geographical area and the parking officers in your area wouldn't see your parking payment in that case.
Payment Methods Accepted:
The payment methods accepted in your area are: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
Can transactions in zones in this area be stopped? Extended? Why or why not?
You can stop a session early if you do not need the entire time available, and you will be charged the appropriate parking fee for the time used, according to the rate structure in your area. If you do not stop your session early it will automatically expire at the time noted when you started the session.
These parking sessions can't be extended. If you need additional time beyond what is available when you start the session, you can create a new session once the initial one ends, or you can stop the initial session early and start a new one to get a new automatic deactivation time (this is the best choice for avoiding any gaps in paid parking coverage.)
What do I do if I get a parking citation in this area?
Parkmobile does not own, operate, manage or enforce the parking areas. We don’t issue tickets and we can’t remove them for you. We can provide you with the contact information for your parking authority, if you don’t have it, so you can contact them to begin your dispute. You can use your parking receipt from your Personal Pages to include with your dispute.
To dispute a citation, follow the instructions on the ticket or call 713-527-9084. Booted or Towed contact the parking office at 713-527-9084 or Fast Tow at 713-228-2909. You can log on to your Personal Pages online at www.parkmobile.com to obtain a receipt for your parking session.
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