MILWAUKEE — For the past two years, the city of Milwaukee has been working to replace old parking meters with new "smart meters." Now, in order to bring more of them to the city, current parking fees are going to see an increase.
The smart meters are meters that accept coin, credit card, and contactless payment through the MKE Park app. Many have already been placed around the city, but more are expected.
The already in place smart meters are the only ones that will see an increase in parking fees. The increases will vary based on current costs.
- If parking currently costs $1.50, it will be $2.00.
- If parking currently costs $1, it will be $1.25
- If parking currently costs $.50, it will be $.75
These new rates will go into effect on Tuesday, June 23.
Additionally, the grace period in which drivers are issued warnings instead of citations for parking is coming to an end. According to a press release, beginning Tuesday, Parking Enforcement Officers will be issuing citations for metered violations throughout the City of Milwaukee.