The city has both single space and multispace pay stations. The Parking Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the 1,609 metered parking spaces throughout the city. By using meters to set time limits, we increase the number of motorists who can use a single parking space during the course of a day; that increases parking opportunities for everyone and supports the growth of business in our community. Parking receipts purchased at the new parking stations can be used at all metered spots in the city. If paying at a multispace meter between 6:00AM and 9:00AM time does not begin until 9:00AM.
Parking meters are designed for turnover (short-term) parking, so you are required to leave the parking space when the meter’s time limit has been reached. It is illegal to deposit additional coins in the meter after the time limit has been reached. Feeding the meter beyond its original maximum time could result in your vehicle receiving a parking ticket.
The rate for parking meter is $1 per hour. All meters in the city accept nickel, dime and quarters, except for the 15 minute meters that only accept quarters . Only the new multispace meters accept dollar coins, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit / debit cards. The denominations are listed below:
3 minutes per nickel
6 minutes per dime
15 minutes per quarter
1 hour per dollar coin (American) - multi-space / pay stations
Parking meters are in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Sundays and city holidays are free.
The following is a list of city holidays, when parking meters are not enforced.
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Defective meters can be reported to the Parking Division at 207-874-8498. If meter is broken you still need to adhere to the two-hour time limit. Vehicle bumper needs to be in line with meter post.
If a multispace meter doesn't work, you must purchase time from another working unit nearby.
Vehicles with disability plates or placards do not have to pay parking meter fees and can stay for twice the posted time per state law.
Motorcyclists still need to pay to park motorcycles at parking meters. Receipts from multispace meters must be securely displayed on the motorcycle. Detach the perforated stub and take it with you as a receipt in the event the receipt falls off your motorcycle.
Additionally, there are various locations where motorcycles can park for free at motorcycle / moped only designated spots throughout the city. Please click on the following link to view a list of designated motorcycle / moped parking areas in the city.