About Parking Meters

This page contains a variety of information regarding Chicago's parking meters.

Using Chicago Parking Meters

Instructions on using on-street pay boxes

Using ParkChicago for mobile payment

Information on downloading and using the ParkChicago mobile app

Disabled Parking – Report Abuse to the Secretary of State

A link to the Illinois Secretary of State's website to report abuse of disabled parking.

Find a Parking Meter Spaces and Rates (Interactive Map)

A link to a map that displays the location, time and rates of Chicago's parking meters.

Metered Parking Concession Agreement

The City of Chicago's concession agreement with Chicago Parking Meters, LLC.

Refunds for Meters

You can use this form to request a refund for a parking meter payment.

Monthly Parking in City Parking Lots

A list of City parking lots that allow for the purchase of time by month

Contact Park Chicago

A link to contact Park Chicago

Improvements to the Metered Parking System

Information regarding improvements to Chicago's metered parking system.

Businesses and residents interested in adding parking meters, changing the period of stay or providing other feedback should contact their local aldermanic office.

Parking Meter Report Retracted by ATA

A retraction from the American Transportation Alliance regarding a report published by that agency.

City's Response to ATA Report

Chicago's response to the initial report by the American Transportation Alliance.

IPO’s Law Suit

City's response to a law suit from the Independent Voter's of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization.

Commonly Asked Meter Questions

Questions and answers to meter questions.

New York Times Article "Gone Parkin'" by Donald Shoup

An article from Donald Shoup regarding parking issues.

Value - An Introduction by William Blair

Value - Analysis by William Blair

Value - Analysis by William Blair Exhibit 1 and 2

Value - Analysis by William Blair Exhibit 3

Four documents from William Blair regarding Chicago's parking meter concession with Chicago Parking Meters, LLC.


Information regarding vandalism to meters.


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