PayByPhone option now available for campus parking

FIU Parking & Transportation is rolling out PayByPhone mobile parking payment service at several locations around campus. It’s the same service you’ve seen around town the last six years.

Fast, easy and convenient, PayByPhone offers drivers a convenient alternative to paying at the meter and includes the option to receive a text message reminder before your parking expires. You can even extend your parking session from anywhere.

“We are pleased to welcome PayByPhone to Florida International University, an enhanced parking payment option providing the most convenient way for our community to pay for metered parking. FIU is always looking to provide better service to its community while striving to stay Worlds Ahead,” said Tom Hartley, executive director of Parking & Transportation.”

How it works

1. If you have a smartphone, download the PayByPhone app and sign up for a free account with a credit card and license plate number. Your details are saved and automatically recognized each time you pay by phone. The app works on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Amazon devices.

Don’t have a smartphone? Sign up online at and call the toll free number (1-866-234-7275) posted on PayByPhone signage when paying for parking.

paybyphone2. Look for PayByPhone stickers on parking meters. Once parked, simply input the location number posted and the amount of time needed. Five minutes before the parking time is up, PayByPhone sends you a text (carrier rates apply). At that point, you have the ability to add more time greatly reducing the chance of a violation.

3. Meters will show zero time and no proof of payment is required on your dashboard. Campus parking officers will be able to see all vehicles paid by phone on their handheld devices. Parking rates will be exactly the same whether using PayByPhone or the traditional parking meters.

Where can I park and PayByPhone?

PayByPhone parking spots at MMC

Lot Name


Lot 33

GC Ballrooms

Lot 3


Gold Garage

PG 1

Blue Garage

PG 2

Panther garage

PG 3

Red Garage

PG 4

PG 5

PG 5

PayByPhone parking spots at BBC

Lot Name


Lot 1

West of Library

Lot 2

West of AHC – 1

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