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Pay by phone parking arrives

Paying for parking in any of more than 4,000 public spaces throughout the Village will get a lot more convenient come Oct. 7, as Oak Park launches a new program that accepts payment via a smartphone app or toll-free telephone call.

The new service is provided by PassportParking, an industry leader in integrated cloud-based parking solutions. The system  allows for a more user-friendly, cashless payment option, as well as for more effective and efficient parking management and enforcement operations.

To use the system, customers register via the free PassportParking Mobile Pay app or voice telephone system. The app is available for both iPhone and Android users. Simple registration instructions are conveniently located near each parking site.

Once securely registered, motorists can use the mobile payment option with the app, call a toll-free number or text the zone and space information posted at the parking site. A valid credit card is required to use the system and a 35-cent fee is levied for the inital transaction.

Motorists also can choose to receive text message reminders 15 minutes prior to the expiration of their parking session and extend the time remotely.

In addition, drivers who use the mobile pay technology also will be able to log in using a Facebook account to find nearby businesses that offer validation or other discounts.

Passport’s mobile payment services already are available for public parking in the Illinois communities of Brookfield, Desplaines, Downers Grove, Glenview, Harvard, Morton Grove, Oak Lawn and Villa Park, as well as in privately owned parking facilities in several major cities including Atlanta, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.

For more information on the new pay by phone system, call 708.358.7275 or email

PassortParking Benefits
•    Eliminates the need for cash
•    Once registered, can pay from your car
•    Receive notifications before the session expires
•    Extend a parking session from anywhere
•    Convenient, easy and secure payment
•    Free quick and easy registration
•    Securely view parking history and print receipts at