Pay by Phone

Pay by Phone


The City of Dover has added a Pay-by-Phone program for all parking lots and on-street locations similar to what is available in the parking garage.

When using the garage, drivers can pay at the meters in the garage or use the FLOWBIRD pay-by-phone application. The program, which is now known as FLOWBIRD, works exactly as it did under its previous name, WHOOSH. 

In the garage, open the app and enter your space number to pay for parking. Now, in addition to the garage, you can pay for specific parking lots, as well any on-street parking spaces, directly from the app.

Once the app is downloaded, set up an account and select a parking lot or the on-street option. The system will send you a text reminder when your parking session is about to expire. You can extend your stay from the app, wherever you are. There is a 25 cent fee to use the app.  

When using the app for parking locations with the progressive pricing structure (including all on-street locations and the Belknap, Orchard and Indoor Pool Lots), if you do not extend your parking session before it expires, you will not be able to use the app for an hour. You would need to a street meter instead.

The city's parking officers use a cell phone to confirm paid parking.

Flowbird can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store.

24 hour meter purchase now available in the Orchard Street Parking Garage

You many now pay for parking in the Orchard Street Parking Garage that will cover both the overnight (2 to 6 a.m.) hours and into the following daytime paid parking period (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.).  This is only available through the FLOWBIRD app through your phone. Previously, you needed to pay for the overnight session and then again for a separate daytime session the following morning. Now with the FLOWBIRD app, you can pay after 9 p.m. any night to pay for the overnight session and all the way to 8 p.m. the following night (except Sunday when there is no fee to park during the day). This is only available for spaces 101-278 since spaces 301 and higher are for permit parking only.     

Once you download the FLOWBIRD app and create an account, just remember which space your car is in to pay for parking or extend your visit remotely.  The app will not work between 8 and 9 p.m. each evening to avoid driver’s from paying for the overnight session in error.