ParkBoston, created by the City of Boston, provides an easy and convenient way to pay for on-street parking using your iPhone or iPad.
You can also login to our secure website to access parking charges, parking history, profile information and print parking receipts.
Registration is free and you are never under any obligation to use the application once you register. Look for ParkBoston logos on the meter to determine availability in your area.
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Ratings and Reviews
Needs better instructions
Was visiting Boston from NC. Upon parking I downloaded the app, and entered plate #, parking zone, etc., and paid. I entered my plate number as it is on my plate, with a dash. Very convenient and easy to use. To my dismay, I came back to $40 ticket. I parked elsewhere later that evening, and another $40 ticket! I parked the next day, and luckily did not get a ticket, but apparently just got lucky that no parking enforcement came by that day. I called to dispute the tickets upon returning home and was told I shouldn’t have entered the dash. Seems like it should have been an instant dismissal for such a simple “error”, but it had to be reviewed. A week or so later, I received a letter regarding each violation. One was dismissed and one wasn’t!! I called again and was told they will only dismiss one mistake (which isn’t really a mistake as there is a dash in my plate #). What time consuming nonsense for all involved just for including the dash in my plate number! App developers, unless you are trying to take advantage of unsuspecting out-of-towners, please provide instructions in the app to not include spacers or dashes, or whatever else will cause a problem.
Good but one major flaw
I have been using this app nearly daily since I got it, and by and large it's pretty great. I have yet to have any functionality issues, which is pretty impressive. The one issue I have is worthy of my two-star ding, and it is this: the ten-minutes warning is a rather loud and realistic sounding car horn. If you *use* your phone for, oh, say, anything at all that requires the speakers, it will be loud enough to make you jump out of your skin. If you're in your car already and using the phone through your cars soeakers, it's downright dangerous! You can turn the reminder off completely, but it uses the system volume, and you cannot make the sound anything other than the device on your car designed to warn others of danger. Idiotic! Since my complaints about this have gone unnoticed apparently for months, and I've grown to despise the app despite the fact that it would be five star material without this unforgivable flaw, I have downgraded my rating from three to one star.
Careful of tickets
I got a parking ticket, clearly given to another car, after I left the parking space when using this app. The only way I found out about it was I got a mailed notice. The time in the ticket was 5 Min after my paid window, but after I physically left the spot, which I’m 100% sure of because I had to be at work by the time the ticket was given. I didn’t bother disputing because I don’t have free time to go to parking ticket hearings, but I will never use this app again because I realized what a potential scam it is. There is no easy way to prove you weren’t there any more because the meter maids have access to your plate information regardless of your physical presence.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.