Passport Harvard Square Pilot Program


Passport Pay by Phone Main

Passport is an easy and convenient way to pay for metered parking using a mobile phone or web browser. Beginning on December 12, 2016, visitors to Harvard Square can use the Passport app to pay for parking at all of the metered parking spaces in the area. Passport allows participants to pay for parking using a cell phone, without having to go to the meter, and to extend parking time remotely, up to the maximum time allowed on the posted signs.

When using Passport, you can:

  • Monitor how much time is left on your session.Passport Pay by Phone App Screenshot
  • Receive mobile alerts 10 minutes prior to your time expiring.
  • Extend your parking time remotely, up to the maximum time allowed on the posted signs.
  • To use Passport instead of coins in the meter, enter your license plate number and zone number into the Passport app or mobile website. You can find your zone number on the Passport sign or on the sticker on the meter where you are parked. You will then be prompted to choose your length of stay up to the maximum time allowed for the parking meter zone. Within any given parking meter zone, you may not park for more than the defined time limit, even if your car is moved between spaces within that zone. Paying by Passport, and then by coins at the meter, without moving outside the zone is also prohibited.

    To sign up, or access your Passport account, please visit or download the Passport app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

    Passport Pay by Phone How To

    Information on the City's Overtime Parking Policy

    Passport Zone Map

    Passport FAQs