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Dec. 6, 2017 11:17 am

What you need to know about Parkmobile and holiday parking downtown

Your app's not broken. Parkmobile won't let you pay for free street parking during the holidays.

A still from the Parkmobile promo video.

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If you’re like me, you forget all about downtown Wilmington’s free parking incentive every year and wind up obliviously dropping coins in the meter anyway. This year, since the city adopted the Parkmobile app, you literally can’t obliviously pay for free parking.

On weekdays, the app won’t let you pay for parking after noon. This might be confusing at first, because if you’re parking at 11 a.m., the max time is only one hour instead of the regular two. Which is why it helps to know the parking policy:

Looking to do some Holiday Shopping #inWilm? Here's our Holiday Parking Regulations: 12PM-6PM each weekday through…

Posted by City of Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, December 1, 2017

So, it doesn’t matter if you forget. (The same thing happens at 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday during regular parking hours.) Just remember why the app won’t let you start a session after noon.

The downside? You can’t feed the app after the max time limit — two hours means two hours.

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