The seasonal activation of parking pay stations will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Typically, there are over 40 parking pay stations deployed throughout the area, and each is capable of accepting coin, credit or debit cards and will remain in place through mid-October.
Pay Station Phase Out
On March 27, 2023, York Selectboard members reviewed, discussed and approved the gradual phase-out of the current parking pay stations. This phase-out will begin with the removal of nine physical pay stations this year. Visitors will find messaging displayed on installed pay stations that include a QR code. The QR code will allow individuals to download an app and pay for their parking using their cell phone.
The reasons behind this move include the very high cost and man hours DPW devotes to maintaining these pay stations, and the fact that the technology within each unit is reaching the end of its useful lifespan. Supply chain disruptions have not only limited the availability of parts, circuit boards and hardware but also making them too costly to replace.
By moving to the parking app there is also a substantial cost savings as the cell connection and fees imposed by the pay station manufacturer will be eliminated on these first nine units.
We realize that this will be a change that some might not be comfortable with and that not everyone uses mobile technology, which is why we are only eliminating nine pay stations this year. Residents and visitors can continue to use the available physical pay stations to pay for their parking in 2023. However, it is important to know that this gradual phase out of parking pay stations is planned to continue into the future.
For more information, questions or concerns regarding the parking pay stations, please feel free to contact York Department of Public Works at 363-1010.