There are more parking meters in St. Paul than ever before. In the old days, I used to carry a roll of quarters because the meters only accepted quarters.
The newer parking pay stations accept quarters, paper money and credit cards and there is a parking app for your phone.
For the last couple of years, I have been using the PassportParking Mobile Pay app. It was life-changing for me. 🙂
All I have to do is open the app and put in the parking space number. I get an alarm when my meter is expiring and the opportunity to extend the time.
It is like magic. It doesn’t seem like many people know about it or are using it. You can get the app at the google play store and at the Apple app store and it is free.
Also, see Parking in downtown St. Paul