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 Central Parking 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):
There is no cost to register with us or to download one of our mobile apps. The transaction fees charged when you initiate a parking session are in addition to the regularly charged parking fees for your area. Transaction fees vary based on which level of membership you choose. View our Memberships article to learn more about the different membership levels.
The transaction fees for this area are as follows:
Basic Membership - $0.35 per transaction
ParkmobilePro Membership - $0.25 per transaction
Corporate Membership - $0.25 per transaction
How Will Enforcement Officers Know That I've Paid? Will My Payment Show on the Meter?
Parkmobile payments do not integrate with the meters in this area. While your payment will not show on the meter, the officer will use your space number and zone number to view your Parkmobile payment on a handheld device.
Zone Number Information and Range:
Zone numbers are a critical part of your transaction and must be recorded correctly in order for your parking session to be identified correctly by the parking enforcement officers. Zone numbers vary by lot or meter. 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 Central Parking in Houston, TX zone numbers range from 4908 to 4917.
|Zone Number||Lot Name||Street Address|
|4909||Bobby||912 Bell Street|
|4911||Filly||Main and Clay|
|4912||Sign||SWC Calhoun and Smith|
|4916||Bat 1||1401 Prairie|
|4917||Miracle||1520 Franklin Street|
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 Central Parking 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.
Credit Cards Accepted:
The credit cards 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 when you leave the parking area, but you will still 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. This DOES NOT mean you will only be charged for the time you are there. It means that you will be charged according to the parking operators rate schedule based on the amount of time you were there. Example: If your lot offers rates such as a day or weekend rate and you start a session at 8:00 a.m. that is set to expire that evening at 6:00 p.m. and you manually stop your session early at 1 p.m. that afternoon - you will be charged the full day rate, just as if you let the session automatically expire at 6:00 p.m., as there are no hourly rates.
You are not able to extend your parking sessions as all sessions expire at specific times. Zones allow for early bird, day, night, and weekend rates, which are set to expire at specific times according to the time frame in which you are parking. If you need more time beyond the automatic deactivation time, you MUST start a new session when it expires in order to pay for additional time.
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. You can log on to your Personal Pages online at www.parkmobile.com to obtain a receipt for your parking session. If booted, you should call the number on the boot notice: (Central Parking main office) 713-658-9142 or contact the boot technician directly at 832-576-0184.
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