Paying for Parking at the Meter with MobileMeter

Use Urbana's convenient MobileMeter app to pay for parking! 

The MobileMeter app is available in metered parking spaces throughout the City of Urbana.  The app, powered by industry-leading mobile payments provider, Passport, has seen great success in Champaign since its launch in April 2015 and in Urbana since February 2016.  The MobileMeter app makes parking payments easier by giving drivers a credit card option directly from their smartphone or tablet.  Users can also keep track of available time, receive reminder notifications before the end of their parking session, and extend their parking remotely. 

Users can get started by downloading the free MobileMeter app from the iPhone App Store or Android Google Play.  Users can also register at


MobileMeter Wallet Options

A MobileMeter wallet option is available for Urbana customers who would like to pre-pay for their Urbana parking time. Add time to your Urbana wallet in increments of $10, $25, $50 and $100. 

Customers that purchase a $10 Urbana wallet will receive an additional $1 worth of parking time in Urbana.

All three parking entities offer MobileMeter (e.g. Urbana, Champaign and University of Illinois).

At this time, an Urbana wallet will only work when paying for time at an Urbana meter.  The same would be true for Champaign and the University of Illinois.  In the future, we hope to be able to offer customers a "one wallet" solution that will work at all three parking entities.  For now, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Merchant Validations

Downtown Urbana businesses have the opportunity to subsidize parking payments through Passport's electronic validation system. With Passport's easy-to-use system, businesses can quickly set-up and begin managing parking.  Give customers an incentive to visit your business by offering a discount on their parking session when they pay with the MobileMeter app.

For more information and to find out how you can start using the merchant validation system, please view Urbana Merchant Validations.

For questions, please call the Urbana Finance Department at (217) 384-2346.

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- Last Modified -June 30, 2023 - 2:38pm
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