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Pay Stations

Daily parking is available in Section F only. This includes daily parking, overnight parking, long-term parking, and Amtrak parking.   Payment for daily parking will be via electronic pay stations only.   There are six pay stations available for use.  Three are installed near the former daily ticket building.  An additional three are located in front of the station by the handicapped section.  You may pay for daily parking at any of the 6 available pay stations.  Machines do not give change - exact payment or credit/debit card only.

FAQ’S
Pay-by-Space Meters
For Daily Parking Customers

How do these new meters work?
The new Pay-by-Space parking meters work in a similar manner to banking machines or kiosks that you may be more familiar with. There is signage by the meter, on the meter, and in the screen prompts to help you.  The basic steps for purchasing parking are as follows:
  • Note your space number before going to the meter.
  • Press any key on the keypad to turn the meter on (if it is in “sleep” mode).
  • Enter your space number and press [OK].
  • Choose the amount of time you want to stay and the associated rate.
  • Make a payment via credit card, bill or coin when prompted on the screen.
  • If using a credit card, the meter will communicate with the bank wirelessly to approve your credit card.  This usually takes only five seconds.
  • Once payment is accepted, a receipt will print out in the ticket cup located below the credit card reader.
  • Lift the clear cover up and remove your ticket.
  • There is no need to put the ticket on your dash as enforcement personnel can check your space at the meter.
  • If you have questions, you can get help by calling the Village of Croton-on-Hudson 914-271-4781.
Does this meter take credit cards?
Yes, the new meters accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  “Debit” cards with the Visa logo are accepted but cannot accept pin numbers. You will also always receive a receipt to have a record of your credit card purchase.

If I use my credit card, what happens if it gets stuck inside the meter?
Unlike many other Multi-Space parking meters, banking machines or kiosks, the Village’s new parking meters do not ingest the card so you will always have physical contact and access to your card.

Is my credit card data safe if I use it on one of these meters?
All of the credit card data stored on the meter is encrypted so that it can’t be read by anyone, including Village personnel.  The credit card transactions are also approved by the banks in real-time so you have an authorization number on your receipt to reference your transaction with your credit card company.
What denomination of bills/coins will the machine accept?
The machines will accept nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins, and $1, and $5, bills.  The machines will NOT accept $10 bills or higher.

Why doesn’t the parking meter give change?
The Village decided that the costs and benefits of the changers did not warrant the additional cost.  The Village has also structured the rates so that change should not be required for most purchases.  In addition, with the option to use your credit card, you can always ensure you only pay the exact price of the parking rate.

Can I get a refund if I pay too much?
No, there are no refunds for overpayments.

  • What are the rates?
The rates are as follows:  
$1 per hour 8 hour maximum
$9 maximum daily rate until midnight
$12 maximum daily rate until 3 am
Multiple day rate -  $9 per calendar day (include day of departure and day of return)
Saturday and Sunday rate $1 per hour or  $5/ calendar day
  • What happens if the meter doesn’t work?
If you are having difficulties with a parking meter or if you would like to report a problem with a meter please call the Village Parking Department at 914-271-4781.
Occasionally a meter may have a problem accepting a particular form of payment, for example, cards or coins, but it will continue to accept other forms of payment.  The payment message will automatically be adjusted to only indicate payment options that are working at that time.  There are six available machines—if one is not operational, the others will be.
  • Are the meters accessible to people with disabilities?
The Village’s contract with the meter manufacturer requires that all coin and card aperture locations, controls and operating mechanisms be compatible with the ADA requirements.  
  • I am a commuter with a resident  (or non-resident) parking permit.  Do I have to use the meters too?
No, these pay-by-space meters are for customers who do not have a resident or non-resident parking permit.  Parking regulations for permit holders and resident weekend permit holders remain the same as before.