Manage your parking from anywhere in Winnipeg with PayByPhone

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Join our +50,000 users in Winnipeg and start parking remotely with PayByPhone

PayByPhone is easy-to-use

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No need to queue
You never have to line up to pay at a parking machine again when you use our app. Simply park, pay and get on with your day.
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Extend your session
Meeting run over? Want to shop for longer? No need to run back to the car to feed the meter. Simply extend your session via our app
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Nearby locations
You don’t have to worry about figuring out which location you’ve parked at. Our app simply generates a list of nearby locations so you can pick which one you’re at.

How it works

It takes less than 30 seconds to pay for your parking with the PayByPhone app.

1. Enter the location number

In the app, enter the location number where you have parked, which you can find on parking signage.

2. Enter parking duration

Next, add how long you wish to park for. Check the details, then confirm your selection.

3. Extend anytime

Add more time to your parking session in-app from wherever you are without having to rush back to your car

Parking for work?

PayByPhone Business makes fleet parking simple. Eliminate parking expenses and reduce fines with our centralised system.

General information about parking in Winnipeg

Find rates and rules to park in Winnipeg with PayByPhone.

On-street parking rules

  • Paid parking is generally in effect from Monday to Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. However, these hours may vary so pay close attention to signage.
  • The maximum amount of time that you can park before you have to move your vehicle to another block face is 2.5 hours.
  • On Saturdays, two-hour complimentary parking is available in all on-street paid parking locations, except in the areas around the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital.
  • There is no requirement to pay for on-street parking on Sundays and no time restrictions.
Learn more on Winnipeg website

Frequently asked questions

How does the PayByPhone app know where I am parked?

To know where you are parked and associate the parking rate, you need to enter the location code corresponding to where you are parked. The location code is a unique number associated with a parking space, meter, or off-street lot. To find your location code, you can use our geolocation, or interactive map or manually input the location code displayed on the closest parking meter.

How does the city agent control my vehicle if I don't have a ticket?

Parking control officers verify parking payment via license plate number using their device. If parking is offered by PayByPhone, police and parking control officers have already been trained to verify digital tickets.

Is there a price difference between the PayByPhone app and the parking meters?

The PayByPhone app is 100% free to download and doesn’t require any subscription. In Winnipeg, PayByPhone applies the parking rates set by the city. This means there are no price differences between PayByPhone and parking meters.

What is the link between PayByPhone and the City of Winnipeg?

PayByPhone partners with the City of Winnipeg. Our application was installed in collaboration with the city's teams. PayByPhone is also a partner of more than 100 cities across North America.