SBPD starts 60-day parking meter pilot program

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, for 60 days, the City of Seal Beach will conduct a pilot program to evaluate various types of parking meters in the existing municipal parking lots on Main Street. The city is conducting this pilot program in an effort to evaluate the current parking payment equipment in anticipation of replacing the older meters currently being used by the city.

All of the new meters being evaluated allow for greater convenience by accepting credit card payments. Parkeon, IPS and McKay are installing the meters at no cost to the city.

Two different types of parking meters will be evaluated. The first type is the “single-space” meter. This is where there is a single meter per parking space. The second type of meter being evaluated will be the “multi-space” meter. This meter services several parking spaces from a single distribution point, similar to what is currently being used in the beach parking lots.

The municipal parking lots in the 100 block of Main Street and the 300 block of Main Street will have their current meters disabled and the new meters installed for the duration of the pilot program.

The beach parking lot meters will not be impacted by this pilot program.

Police volunteers will gather input will from users of the new meters, or you can send feedback directly to the program coordinator, Commander Steve Bowles at 562-342-7289 or, via email at