Parking in West Hartford is going mobile.
Starting today, Aug. 7, a new app called PassportParking will allow iPhone and Android users to pay for on-street parking in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square with their phones, according to a release from the manager of Municipal Parking Operations in West Hartford.
Users will need to open the app, specify “Zone 860” to indicate in West Hartford, then enter their license plate numbers and the amount of time they intend to park.
The app accepts Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards and encrypts all card information. Each use is accompanied by a 25-cent service fee. PassportParking keeps track of parking receipts, which can be printed or emailed.
According to the release, parking monitors in West Hartford will hand out 600 coupons one free hour of parking for first-time app users.
More information is available online or by calling 860-956-5990.