The Town of Leesburg rolled out its latest downtown parking initiative this week, allowing visitors for the first time to pay for their parking meters using a smartphone app.
Last week, staff members placed green stickers on parking meters that work with the Parkmobile app. The stickers provide directions on how to make payments electronically. Customers will be charged a service fee by Parkmobile for each transaction, in addition to the $1.50 per hour parking fee charged by the town.
One of the benefits is that motorists can add time to the meter, up to the two-hour limit, remotely.
The implementation of the Parkmobile payment option is the latest in a series of improvements to Leesburg’s downtown parking. Last month, the town began accepting credit card payments at the Town Hall parking garage. The improvements resulted from recommendations made by the Downtown Parking Task Force last year.