TAPS Announces Plans to Implement Mobile Pay Options on Campus

May 09, 2019

Beginning this summer, TAPS will implement ParkMobile, an app-based, on-demand, pay-by-plate solution. ParkMobile will replace the classic, older style parking meters around campus that currently take coins and ParkCards. This will only affect the coin-operated meters on campus, NOT the PayStations. ParkMobile is currently in use at many other universities and municipalities, including downtown Santa Cruz.

ParkMobile is easy to use!
  1. Download the ParkMobile app for your smartphone
  2. Find an available space with ParkMobile signage
  3. Open the app and enter the zone number indicated on the sign and your vehicle’s license plate number
  4. Follow the payment prompts
  5. Rest easy knowing your parking is paid for - no need to find coins in the cup holder or recharge your ParkCard

Don’t have a smartphone? Call the 800 number displayed on the sign to pay by credit card over the phone.

Attention ParkCard Users:

Along with the move to ParkMobile, TAPS will begin phasing out ParkCards. Effective immediately, cards may only be recharged up to $20 at a time. TAPS will no longer recharge ParkCards beginning June 7, 2019 and any remaining balance must be used by September 13, 2019. ParkCards will not be usable after September 13th.

NOTE: Although ParkMobile will be implemented by early June, NO other payment method changes will take place until after Commencement weekend and the meters will continue to accept coins through June 21, 2019.

TAPS is looking forward to bringing this convenient, innovative and contemporary parking solution to campus!