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Parking Meters

How to use:

Park Macon-Bibb has selected the easy-to-use MacKay mkBeacon smart meter. Simply select the space you are parking at the meter and insert payment. Our meters accept U.S. Coin and debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and/or Discover). Please note all meters in downtown Macon have a 3 hour time limit. Any vehicle parked in the same spot for longer than 3 hours, regardless of the meter being paid is subject to being ticketed. You can also park by cell using the Passport app.

Hours of Enforcement

Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM


$1.25 per hour

Time Limit

3 Hour maximum time limit

Broken Meter

To report a damaged parking meter please contact (478) 738-3981

How to Avoid a Parking Ticket

  1. Download the Passport Parking app to pay by phone. You get text or email reminders when your parking is about to expire!
  2. Do not park longer than 3 hours at a parking meter. Even if the meter is paid, you will be ticketed if parked in the same space longer than 3 hours.
  3. Park in a garage if parking long term. The hourly rates are cheaper to park in a garage and you do not have to move your vehicle every 3 hours!
  4. Keep a change roll in your glovebox. If parking for a few minutes, don’t risk it! Drop a nickel or dime in the meter. Even though the meters take credit card and mobile app payments, meters are a good way to make use of that spare change in your car.