Single-space meters are located near the City’s most popular shopping, business and entertainment areas, such as, Faneuil Hall, the Financial District, Downtown Crossing, the Charlestown Navy Yard, the South End, the North End/Waterfront and the Allston/Brighton Business District. Although the Back Bay retail district is outfitted with multi-spaces meters, single-space meters are located on many nearby streets in the neighborhood.
Meter Locations Accepting Cards (MAP)
The Boston Meter Card is not accepted at the 1,000 parking spaces in the City managed by multi-space meters. The vast majority of these spaces are located in the Back Bay retail district on Newbury and Boylston Streets as well as the side streets in between. The Boston Meter Card is also not accepted at 144 single space meters where the Boston Transportation Department is currently testing new credit/debit card technology. These meters are all located in the Government Center area, specifically, on Cambridge, Devonshire, Union and New Chardon Streets.
The Boston Meter Card is the first designed to be used exclusively for payment at the more than 7,000 single-space meters in Boston. It is available for sale in the following denominations: $5, $25, $50, $75, or $100.
PLEASE NOTE: You may only use the Internet for the purchase of meter cards. Reloading an activated card CANNOT be done via the web. You may however, purchase a new card via the web when the allotment of money expires on the current card.
If you would like to reload the card(s) you will need to visit:
Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, City Hall, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM
Boston Tow Lot, 200 Frontage Road, Monday through Friday 7AM to 11PM, Saturdays, 8AM to 1PM
Purchase Boston Meter Cards
Acceptable forms of payment on Pay-By-Web: Master Card or Visa.
Online payments are provided by Boston Pay-By-Web, a safe and secure service of the City of Boston's Office of the Parking Clerk.
Purchase Boston Meter Cards in person at Boston City Hall's Office of the Parking Clerk or the BTD Tow Lot.
Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224
Monday through Friday - 9AM - 4:30PM
BTD Tow Lot, 200 Frontage Road
Monday through Friday - 7AM - 11PM
Saturdays - 8AM - 1PM
Get 20% Off Your Boston Meter Card This Holiday Season
Until December 31st, Boston Meter Cards are 20% off their original price! The cards are available online and are also sold at the Office of the Parking Clerk (Room 224, Boston City Hall) and the BTD Tow Lot (200 Frontage Road). Parking Clerk and Tow Lot accept cash, credit, or debit cards.
Buy a $5 Card? Pay $4!
Buy a $100 Card? Pay $80!
The gift every Boston driver wants.
Purchase Boston Meter Cards from BTD's Mobile Command Center
BTD is offering a 20% discount on the purchase of meter cards through December 31, 2012. Visit the Mobile Command Center between 10AM-2PM to purchase your discounted cards (cash or credit card only) at locations around the City.