Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monthly Parking Permits Can Now be Purchased Online

Residents can now purchase online monthly Parking Convenience Stickers (PCS permits) and the AM/PM monthly permits. PCS permits allow unlimited parking for one calendar month at County meters in parking garages, lots, on-street parking spaces or PCS reserved areas. The AM/PM monthly permit allows unlimited parking at long-term meters (for parking nine to 15 hours) only from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Once the permit transaction is completed online, the permit will be mailed to the purchaser. Residents may continue to purchase the permits through the mail or in person at the Montgomery County Parking Division’s sales stores in Bethesda and Silver Spring.

Montgomery County operates parking lot districts in Bethesda, Montgomery Hills, North Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton.

Additional information on parking permits and County parking options is available on the County’s website. Or, call 311 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bethesda Parking Sales Store can be reached at 240-777-8770 and the Silver Spring Parking Sales Store number is 240-777-8744.

options for the meters include:
  • Coins; 
  • Cash Key, which has money pre-loaded onto the key; and 
  • Parking Convenience Sticker (PCS), which will cost $123 a month for unlimited parking. Stickers can be purchased online, by mail or in person at two County locations: 
  1. The Silver Spring Parking Sales Store (in County Parking Garage #61), 809 Ellsworth Avenue, Silver Spring, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  2. Bethesda Parking Sales Store (in County Parking Garage #42), 4720 Cheltenham Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
A few weeks following installation of the meters, the pay-by-cell phone option will be added.

Net revenues, after expenses for equipment, operations and enforcement, will support the Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District (TMD). The TMD works with businesses, employees and residents to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and support a sustainable community.

For more information, contact 311 online or call 311 (from outside of the County, 240-777-0311) or TTY 301-251-4850, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.