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No More Gates at the Prince George Parking Garage - New Technology Installed

Post Date:02/01/2019 4:51 PM

The city of Williamsburg announces the completion of a technology upgrade in the Prince George Parking Garage, a city-owned, public parking facility located at 230 N. Henry Street.

The gates have been removed and ticket dispensers are no longer in service. Cars entering the garage are scanned by license plate readers. Drivers can set up an account with NuPark and have their credit or debit card charged automatically when they use the facility or pay at the user-friendly pay station for each individual visit. Cash will no longer be accepted at the garage. The City opted to go with a no cash system for employee safety, the elimination of the costly process of securely removing cash from the premises as well as not having to rely on dollar bill readers that are notoriously finicky.

Here’s how it works:

1.  Simply pull into the garage and park. A license plate reader scanned your license plate upon entry and recorded your vehicle.

2.  Check-in at the Pay Station:

  • Enter your license plate number.
  • Insert a credit or debit card (no cash).

3.  Enjoy your visit in Williamsburg.

4.  When you return, visit the Pay Station:

  • Insert the same credit/debit card you used to check-in (no cash) and pay for the hours you were parked.

For those regular visitors to the parking garage, a parking account is encouraged. Simply go to https://parkwilliamsburg.nupark.com/portal. More than one vehicle can be on an account. Once the account is set up, you can enter the garage and never have to check-in or check-out at the pay station again. Thanks to the license plate reader technology and your established account, your credit or debit card will automatically be debited just like any regular purchase.

Parking rates remain the same - the first 30 minutes are free and $1 per hour afterwards. 

The technology upgrade began in 2018 and is part of the city’s 2018 Parking Plan developed by City staff and approved by City Council.