Parking meter procedures change for credit card users

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Austin parking meters will require a minimum payment for one hour beginning Nov. 1.

Drivers who pay by debit or credit at pay to park meters will be required to submit payment for a full hour rather than the previous required time of 15 minutes. Drivers will be permitted to park in various locations using the same parking receipt within the printed time.

This amendment to parking charges was made in response to the Durbin Amendment, a bill that adjusted credit and debit swipe fees for the city.

The modified parking guidelines will not apply to drivers who pay to park by with coins.