New Downtown Parking System Goes Live


The City of Amarillo will soon be enforcing paid parking in downtown. They are encouraging people to use a mobile app to pay for parking at the parking meters.  

The Parkmobile App is a system the city is offering so people can pay as you go.

Parkmobile is free to download and is available for both Android and iPhone

The app is not new, but it is new to Amarillo. To use it, simply download the app, create a login with your email, add a payment method, and your license plate number.

You can add up to five cars on one account.

“So this revenue source it’s going to pay for striping and maintenance but it’s also going to create a reserve fund that’s going to enable us to create additional surface parking lots,” City Manager Jared Miller said.

The app gives you step by step instructions on how to pay for parking when you download it.

The city is allowing a three month grace period for people to become familiar with the parking meters and the app. During this time no citations will be given.

When parking is enforced the fee will be $1 per hour between the hours of 8 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. 

The next public meeting regarding paid parking and how to use the app will be on Thursday, March 7th.

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