COURTESY OF VILLAGE OF OAK PARK
March 3, 2014 – Vehicle owners now can request up to 10 temporary, overnight on-street parking passes per month — three are free and the other seven are $7 each. In addition to significantly increasing the number of passes, users can request free passes and purchase additional passes online.
Users must first create an account to use the system. Creating an account requires a credit/debit card, telephone number and the vehicle's license plate number. One account can manage multiple license plate numbers.
Once the account is set up, users just enter the block and street where the vehicle will be parked. The system will keep track of the number of times per month that vehicle is parked.
The first three are free, and then the credit card will be billed for each additional pass requested that month — up to the maximum.
Parking officials stress that passes will not be issued for areas with posted restrictions, such as in Village-owned lots, on-street enclaves and overnight permit parking zones. Vehicle owners wishing to park on Washington Boulevard, for example, may have to get a pass for a side street outside of an existing permit parking zone.
All other parking regulations also remain in effect, including regulations related to traffic and public safety.
Parking enforcement officers will be able to check which vehicles have passes via a smartphone.
The new service was developed by PassportParking, an industry leader in integrated cloud-based parking solutions that offer user-friendly cashless payment options. PassportParking also developed the Village's mobile payment parking system.
At this time, the live overnight parking pass request telephone system will continue to issue the free passes. However, the additional passes can only be purchased online.
Persons without access to the internet can use a public computer at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., during normal business hours.
Information original published on the Village of Oak Park website.