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Pay-by-Cell Parking in Montgomery County

Montgomery County in cooperation with MobileNOW! LLC operates a Pay-By-Cell service operating under the service name of MobileNOW! that is currently available at approximately 12,000 parking meters throughout Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Montgomery Hills, and North Bethesda.

In each area, participating meters are individually labeled with cell phone parking instructions.

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Click here for paid parking hours and rates.

Benefits of the MobileNOW! Service

  • Simple and user friendly
  • No need to worry about coin availability
  • You'll receive a text message warning reminder when parking is about to expire
  • Extend parking remotely within the allowable maximum time limit
  • Stop parking session manually and pay for time parked only
  • View your parking transactions online

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Received citation?

If you believe that the citation was issued in error please contact Montgomery County Division of Parking Management by phone at (240) 777-8740 or by email at

How the MobileNOW! Service Works

Before using the service, you need to register online and fund your pre-paid wallet in the MobileNOW! system. Every time you park, your pre-paid wallet will be debited accordingly. A $0.35 convenience fee will apply to each session on top of the regular parking fee. You may always check your account balance on your personal web page on or logging in using the form above on this page.

Please note that standard parking rules apply for pay-by-cell parking as well and parking beyond the maximum time allowable in a parking zone is not permitted.

Click here to register

Once registered and funded, simply …

Park by calling

  1. Park at any meter with a Pay by Phone decal
  2. Call 301-830-7074 with your cell phone.
  3. Enter the meter location number (located on the meter decal).
  4. Select the amount of time you wish to park.
When you return to your car, you may either allow the session to run until time expires, or you may call the same pay-by-cell to stop your parking session, and pay for time parked only. You will receive voice and text messages confirming the start and stop of your parking session.

Park by smartphone app

  1. Download the MobileNOW! app from your phone's app store.


  2. Open the downloaded app
  3. Enter the location and meter number (located on the meter decal).
  4. Select the amount of time you wish to park.
  5. Start
In the Woodmont Triangle Garage (or Garage 40) you may use the QR-code as follows:
  1. Open the application and select Scan QR code.
  2. Scan the QR code on the parking meter.
  3. Select the amount of time you wish to park.
  4. Select Start

Click here for further information.

For other general questions on parking or to report broken meters, please call Montgomery County office: @ 240-777-8740.

• Parking • Montgomery County Department of Transportation • 100 Edison Park Dr, 4th Floor • Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 • • telephone: 240-777-8740 • fax: 240-777-8730 •