City adjusting for Passport Parking wallet function

Initially the city thought the pre-paid “wallet” option in the Passport Parking smartphone app allowed users to only pay a transaction fee when they loaded money into their wallet function, but have since determined that the system will charge a 35 cents per “parking session.”

The city issued a statement on April 7 stating that it was “sorry for any inconvenience or confusion caused by this revision. Customers who have already purchased pre-paid parking on the wallet system who would like a refund may contact Planning and Community Development at 406-455-8414.”

On April 2, paid parking resumed in downtown Great Falls and there are new multi-space pay stations on Central Avenue from Park Drive to 8th Street.

How to: A guide to the new pay stations in downtown

There’s one kiosk per block on both sides of the street. There’s also a pay station in each of the city’s two parking garages.

The old parking meters will remain on side streets.

New parking pay stations installed; paid parking resumes April 2

The two hour limit remains in the downtown parking district.

Here’s previous coverage of the downtown parking system:

Paid parking resumes downtown April 2, new pay stations will be installed mid-March

New parking pay stations have arrived; city working on implementation plans

Board recommends new management contract for parking operations

City approves purchase of new parking meters, LPR technology and associated fees

City considering fees associated with modern parking enforcement technology

City continuing with plan to upgrade to pay stations, license plate readers for downtown parking

Parking meter key recovered, city considering options

City moving forward with plans for license plate readers, pay stations for downtown parking

City considering license plate recognition, pay stations for downtown parking enforcement

Downtown parking enforcement resumes June 22

Parking board votes to resume two-hour enforcement downtown

Parking meter heads removed due to break-in at city parking office; theft of meter keys

March 19 COVID-19 updates: health officer orders restrictions on bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, etc.; city declaring sate of emergency; changes at city attorney’s office, animal shelter and Municipal Court; downtown metered parking enforcement suspended; Lewis and Clark Trail Mixer postponed; GFCMSU changing access, operations