Pay and Display

Using Pay by Space

The City of Dover utilizes solar-powered, multi-space pay and display meters for parking payment. These meters have been installed throughout downtown. To use, go to nearest meter and pay for the allotted time by nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins or credit/debit card. The meter will issue a receipt, which must be displayed on the vehicle's dashboard. The meters do not accept dollar

Credit card users should allow around ten seconds for the payment to be authorized. Once approved, hit the green add time button to the desired amount of paid parking time, and then print the receipt. 

The minimum charge for coins is 25 cents. The minimum charge for credit card payments is $1.

Pay and Display Meter Operating Instructions

HOURS OF OPERATION

Dover's multi-space meters are used Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., excluding designated parking holidays. The only exception is the Orchard Street Garage, which is paid parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including designated parking holidays.

CAN I USE THE REMAINING TIME ON MY TICKET SOMEWHERE ELSE?

Any time purchased at an on-street meter may be used at other on-street metered spaces.

Receipts purchased in any parking lot are valid in any other lot.

METER RATES

Parking meter rates depend on location.

Orchard Street Garage, Third Street lot, and Fourth Street lot

$1 per hour

Transportation Lot

50-cents an hour, $3 a day, or $15 for 14 days.

On-street, Indoor Pool lot, Orchard Street surface lot and Belknap lot

These parking spaces utilize progressive pricing, meaning the cost to park increases the longer a vehicle is parked.

Progressive Pricing Meter Rates

Hours 1 & 2         $1/hour

Hours 3 & 4         $2/hour

Hours 5+             $3/hour

Downtown parking is free at on-street spaces only for stops less than 15 minutes. Longer visits require payment for the entire length of the visit. 

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