International Bridges

Parking Meters

The City of El Paso, International Bridges Department manages the over 1,700 on-street parking meters city-wide. The majority of parking meters are located downtown, with some also located in the Cincinnati district, also known as Uptown.

Meter Rates

$0.25 15 minutes
$0.30 30 minutes
$1.00 1 hour
$0.45 Convenience fee.
Per session, for payment by cell phone app
$0.03 Service charge for credit card payments

Operating Hours

Downtown* Mondays - Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Uptown Mondays - Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. (effective June 14th)

 *Meters on Coldwell Street operate 24/7

Payment Options

Credit Cards Instructions

  1. Hold the magstripe on the card facing up
  2. Insert the card fully into the diagonal card slot
  3. Remove the card quickly
  4. Use the up and down arrows to change the amount of time desired on the meter
  5. Then press OK to confirm payment
  6. Wait for the transaction to process

NOTE: By default all credit card payments will automatically charge $1.00 for the first 1 hour of time.

Park 915 - Pay by Cell Phone App Instructions

  1. Download the App on your Apple» or Android» device
  2. Create your account
  3. Add a payment method
  4. Find a parking spot on the interactive map or in person
  5. Enter Zone & Space # on meter decals or select pindrop on map & enter space #
  6. Select Duration of time
  7. Monitor sessions & extend time remotely if needed
  8. The Park 915 App customer support team can be accessed 24/7 by calling 877-727-5457 and is also bilingual.

Smart 50 Award Winner

The City of El Paso is a Smart City 50 Award Winner for the development of the Park 915 app, a first of its kind featuring live parking data. The app allows people to pay, add time, and see what parking spaces are available through the app. For more information visit the Smart 50 Award Website.

Dual Space Parking Meters

The City of El Paso has installed dual space meters, in both downtown and uptown areas. Watch this video for more information.

City Designated Holidays

No need to feed the meter on Sundays and these official City Holidays:

Additional Information

Malfunctioning Parking Meter

All efforts are made to ensure that all parking meters are working properly however, if you see a malfunctioning or broken parking meter, it would be most helpful to report it to the International Bridges Parking Division office at (915) 212-7500 during office hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 311 during extended hours or submit the following information through the website or 311 app:

If a parking meter fails to provide the proper time, please relocate to a working parking meter.

Parking Meter Service Supervisor
Email: parkingmeters@elpasotexas.gov