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Parking Meter Debit Cards

Parking Meter Debit cards are the same size as a credit card and can be inserted into electronic parking meters (not "Smart Parking Meters") to purchase time.

With the implementation of the new Smart Parking meters, the current Parking Meter Debit cards are being phased out. Duncan Parking Meter Debit cards have been discontinued and Parking Services cannot guarantee how long MacKay cards will be available. Parking Services is looking for an alternative pre-paid debit card for customers who are unable to use bank-issued credit and debit cards for parking meter payments.

The cards are very easy to use. Just insert the card in the meter to see how much credit is remaining on the card. When using the card, simply pull out the card when the amount of time you wish to purchase is reflected on the meter screen.

Please note: MacKay meter debit cards do not work on smart meters or Pay & Display meters (green kiosks).

Meter Types

Parking Meter Debit cards only work with MacKay meters. To ensure that you purchase the correct card for the meter type where you plan to frequently park, please look at the front of the meter to verify the meter type. 

Payment Information

Cards are available in $50 and $100 increments.

We accept cash, check and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only).

A $10 administrative fee is required for all new cards purchased. There is no additional fee when purchasing replacement cards as long as you turn in your old card at the time of purchase. Before you turn in your old card make sure you have used all the available funds on the card, as we are unable to transfer funds left on the cards to a new card.

How to Purchase

You can purchase a Meter Debit Card and get a demonstration about how to use it by stopping by the Revenue Division Office, located at the New City Hall, 915 I Street, Room 1214 Sacramento, CA 95814.

Important Reminders

  • The purchase of a Meter Debit Card does not guarantee a parking space.
  • Electronic meters accept Meter Debit Cards, quarters, or a combination of both.
  • Meter Debit Cards are very durable with normal usage. Make sure to keep Meter Debit Cards away from extreme heat, water moisture, and electrical shock.
  • No refunds will be issued for unused, lost, stolen or damaged cards.