Pay Station

Hello Hyattsville Parking Customers!  The City of Hyattsville has a "Pay-By-Plate" system in all City-owned lots. Additionally, all Residential Permits are identified by license plate.

What does this mean? Instead of entering your parking space number into the pay station, you will be prompted to enter your license plate number. Enter your plate number at the pay station or the Passport phone app, pay, and be on your way to shopping and dining in downtown Hyattsville! No Residential Parking stickers are needed.

The City of Hyattsville accepts coins, credit cards, and pay-by-phone at all metered parking locations. You can also download the Passport Parking App or pay through Google Maps using your phone.

Questions about parking?  Please see our Good Neighbor Parking Guide. To report any parking related problems, please contact our offices by phone at 301.985.5000 or email us at

Thank you and enjoy your time here in Hyattsville!

The City of Hyattsville has several locations for public parking including both on-street parking and off-street/lot parking.

Rates & Hours of Operation
$0.50 per hour - coin and credit card accepted at all meters and pay-stations

EV Fast Chargers - $2.00 session fee plus .20 a minute; there is a 4-hour max time limit per Meter Zone.

Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; parking is free on Sundays and Federal and City-observed holidays.

Due to high traffic volume, parking on Route One is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Towed vehicle? Click here.

Parking Maps

For additional information, please visit the Hyattsville CDC's Downtown Parking Maps page.

Permit Parking
The City of Hyattsville, encourages residents and visitors to save time by purchasing their monthly public lot parking permits via a secure online portal.  Permits can be purchased for up to 3 months at a time.

Submitting parking permit applications online is the most efficient and convenient way to acquire your monthly parking permit. Please have your vehicle and supplemental information available before submitting a parking permit application. Please be advised that physical permits will not be issued for permits acquired through this system.

Any questions can be directed by email to or by phone at (301) 985-5000.

Disability Parking
Parking Meters that display the blue “Handicapped Accessible” logo on the meter, means the meter itself is of the proper dimensions to be accessible for a handicapped patron. It does not mean the space is reserved for handicapped parkers. There is no free parking at parking meters or pay-stations in Hyattsville. All Hyattsville meters and pay-stations are in effect during their posted hours of operation and are to be paid for the time parked whether the vehicle has a handicapped placard or not.

Residents with disabilities may apply to have a parking space on the street near their home reserved. Some restrictions apply, and an application must first be submitted to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). If a reserved parking space is no longer needed, the resident may request that it be removed, also by contacting the MVA at (410) 768-7646.

Click here for more information on Residential Parking Permits

Safety Stick Pilot Program
The City has installed MPS Safety Sticks as part of a parking management pilot project. Similar to red light or speed camera systems, the cameras on the sticks will record the license plates of illegally parked vehicles and report violations to the City's Parking Compliance Team, who will approve the issuance of citations.

The sticks have been placed in the 15 minute parking zones along the 4300 block of Gallatin Street and in no-parking zones on Church Place. In the 15 minute zones, license plates will only be recorded after the 15 minute limit is up.

There will be a 30-day grace period on the issuance of citations from February 20 - March 20, 2024.

  1. Gary Bullis

    Parking Compliance Supervisor
    Phone: (301) 985-5017; M - F 8AM - 4:30PM

  2. Parking Compliance Aide

  3. After Business Hours Contact