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CityParking helps drivers avoid the parking battle by letting them book spots for any date and time. The next time you get in your car, you’ll know there is a parking spot waiting for you. We also allow you to cancel your parking and get money back for the hours you did not use. These outdoor parking spots are privately owned and posted by other users who wish to share their parking when it’s available.

The cost of parking is $2 per hour with a $0.30 service charge for each booking. The minimum booking is for 30 minutes, and you can renew for as little as 15 minutes.
First, tap ‘Rent a Spot’ on the home screen or menu. On the next screen, you can navigate the map to find a convenient spot. You can also search for spots near your destination by entering the address in the search bar at the top of the screen. Finally, you can tap the ‘Date & Time’ button to filter spots that are available when you need them.
CityParking’s spots are privately owned. They are posted by other users or commercial building owners. As we grow, we will continue to add more spots. You can help too! If you know someone who wants to make cash by the hour by sharing their spot, or if you have parking in your office that is free in the evenings, then email us the address and contact details at [email protected]. We are looking for as many spots as possible, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
Green pins represent spots that are available right now. Grey ones are not available right now, but you can still book them for another date and time. Red pins represent spots that you have booked. If you tap the pins, you can see the spot availabilities.

It’s easy! When you first rent a spot, you must sign up to the app with a verified phone number and a valid credit card.

After this one-time step, you will be brought to the interactive map. Touching a pin (parking spot) on the map lets you see the picture and the availability of the spot.

You can click ‘Book This Spot’ (your card will not be charged yet).

The next step is to select the date, time, and length for which you need parking.

You will see the total booking time and cost at the bottom of your screen.

After that, you can press ‘Book This Spot’. This is when your credit card will be charged.

Next, a confirmation screen will display the details of your booking. Here you are also able to take further action, such as cancelling the parking, adding more time, marking the spot under your 'favourites,' or tapping the ‘Directions’ button to find a good route to the spot.

When you go back to the map, the pin colour will now be red. You can tap it to cancel or add more time.

You must add your credit card in the ‘Payments’ section of the menu or by entering it when renting a spot. We do not store any credit card information - all our transactions are handled by Stripe, the leader in mobile payments offering the highest standard of security.
Yes! You can book parking for today, tomorrow or any date you want. Now, you have one less thing to worry about next time you get in your car.
Yes - with a press of a button. Since other drivers may have booked that spot as well, the app will show you how long you can renew for.

Yes, you can cancel the booking at any time.

If you cancel more than 30 minutes before your booking, then you will receive a credit to be used next time.

If you cancel less than 30 minutes before the start of your reserved time slot, you will be charged $1. This is meant to prevent drivers from unnecessarily blocking parking spots.

After the start of your parking slot, you will be charged the fixed fee. If you have used less than 50% of the booked time, you will receive a refund for the remaining time, rounded down to the hour. If you have used 50% or more of the booked time, then you will not receive a refund.

CityParking trusts in the goodwill of its users; if you repeatedly book long hours to block parking and then cancel to get refunds, other drivers will face problems. This would also have a negative effect on your ratings.

30 minutes is the minimum booking time. After that, you can renew the parking spot in 15-minute increments.
CityParking is a community-based solution. Overstaying past your booked time slot forces another driver to wait or to continue fighting the parking battle - this defeats the purpose of the app. With CityParking, you will be charged for the time overstayed. If you overstay for more than an hour, your car will be towed at your cost. Make sure to inform us of any problems that may arise at [email protected].
Absolutely not. You only need one when you actually book a spot.
We are working on an Android app! If you'd like to be notified when the Android app is on the Google Play Store, send us an email at [email protected] to let us know. We'll even include a promo code as a thank you for the waiting!
You can manage your profile from the profile section in the menu. You can change your email or phone number from there as well. It’s important that you have a verified email address so we can send you receipts for your parking.

First, tap ‘Post a Spot’ in the menu. This will bring you to the map screen.

Next, enter the address where your spot is situated. A red pin will appear on the map. To help drivers find your spot, you will need to move this red pin onto the precise location of the spot. To do this, zoom in and hold your finger on the exact location of your spot for three seconds - the red pin will move to where you're pressing. Once the red pin is exactly on your spot's location, press 'Next Step'.

Then, add a photo of your spot so that drivers will be able to identify it. We recommend including a photo with recognizable background elements that would help drivers know exactly where to park when they arrive.

Next, write a short description of your spot and how to find it - as if you were giving directions to a friend.

Finally, press the 'Add Time' button to choose when you want to make your spot available. Choose the starting and ending time of the time slot and pick which days it is applied towards. Then, scroll down and press 'Add Time'. Repeat this step for all the time slots during which your spot will be available during the week.

The last step is to add your bank account (see below)

As a spot owner, you do not need to link your credit card. However, you do need to add your bank account in order to get paid. This is easy to do: simply go to the menu and access the ‘Payments’ screen. Then, press ‘Add Bank Account’ and enter the required information. If the information provided is correct, then you will be able to receive your money! Remember that your information is safe
If you’ve added your spot and bank account to the system, then you’re good to go! Every seven days, the money you've accumulated from your spot will be deposited to your bank account.
There are no charges for spot owners. However, of the $2 charged to drivers per hour, CityParking keeps $0.50.
First, access your ‘My Spots’ page from the menu. Then, tap on the spot whose driver you want to contact. On the next screen, select the specific booking. This will bring you to a screen that allows you to manage your booking. Here you will find a ‘Call Driver’ button which will put you in touch with the driver.
There are a few reasons your spot might not be getting bookings. First, ensure that your image and description make your spot as easy as possible to find. This is the only information drivers have to The best way to ensure your spot gets rented out more is to increase the spot’s availabilities. Try to think about when your spot’s area is likely to experience the most car traffic, and adjust your availabilities accordingly.
On our app, your spot is worth $2 per hour.
First, access the ‘My Spots’ screen from the menu. Then tap on the spot whose availabilities you want to adjust. On the next screen, tap on the ‘Edit’ icon (the pencil) – this will bring you to the screen that allows you to modify your spot’s availabilities.
Every Sunday, the money you made in the previous week will be wired directly to your bank account using the Stripe payment infrastructure.
CityParking enforces a fixed pricing model - $2 is the only price that will be charged to drivers on the app.