Payment Options

New Equipment Options

The Springfield Parking Authority has upgraded the entry and exit equipment at the I-91 North, I-91 South, Taylor Street and Columbus Center garages to make parking easier for everyone using our facilities. You can pay with coin, cash or credit at any of our conveniently located “pay-on-foot” machines. Business travelers will find the ability to simply use a credit card to enter and exit is very convenient and everyone will find exiting the building and going on your way a breeze.

Entering the Garage:

Short Term or Transient parking is defined as parking in any SPA facility for short periods of time either during the day or at night (non-event nights) while conducting business in or visiting the City of Springfield. The Springfield Parking Authority is able to provide three (3) different rate structures to meet the needs of its customers.

Payment Options Exiting the Garage:

Option 1 – Pay on Foot

  1. Before you go to your car, go to the “pay-on-foot” machine
  2. Insert your “chipcoin” into the designated slotpo_nocash
  3. The amount due displays on the screen
  4. Pay the amount due with coin, cash, credit card or validated coupon
  5. After your transaction is complete, the machine returns your paid “chipcoin”. Take it with you to your car.
  6. Drop paid “chipcoin” into the top slot of the exit gate machine and exit the garage

po_chipcreditOption 2 – Chip In/Credit Card

  1. When your visit downtown is complete, go directly to your car
  2. At the exit gate, insert “chipcoin” into upper slot of machine
  3. The amount due will appear on the screen
  4. Slide your credit card in and out of the credit card slot (number side up as shown)
  5. Once your transaction is complete, you can exit the garage

Option 3 – Credit Card In and Out

  1. When you enter the garage, DO NOT PUSH THE GREEN BUTTON!po_credit
  2. Slide your credit card in and out of the credit card slot (number side up as shown)
  3. Once the gate opens—park your car
  4. When your visit downtown is complete, go directly to your car
  5. At the exit machine, slide the same credit card you used to enter in the slot
  6. Your card will be charged the amount due
  7. Take your receipt and exit the garage

If you experience and difficulties, press the silver button labeled “PRESS FOR HELP” on any machine for assistance from an Executive Parking attendant or an Jackson Security guard.