Daily fee commuter parking

As of July 1, 2018 Residents and non-residents can park in the daily fee spots for $5.00 per day.

Daily Parking areas are in Zones 339 & 340, along the north side of Central Avenue and along the north side of Hawthorne Avenue. These areas are designated in blue on the Commuter Parking Map (West). A few additional spaces were also added near the Green Line Station at Harlem Avenue - designated in blue on the Commuter Parking Map (East).   There will no longer be Daily Parking in the Thatcher lot as of July 1, 2018.

**As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the daily parking coin boxes will be eliminated**  Please plan accordingly and take advantage of the Village's smartphone app through Passport parking.  For detailed instructions and frequently asked questions, please click here.

Passport Parking Mobile App

Pay by smartphone app, phone, web or text!  The Village of River Forest is proud to offer Passport Parking, a mobile payment parking application that allows River Forest Commuters to  pay their daily parking fee directly from their smartphone!

To utilize the service, smartphone customers must first download and register the PassportParking app from the Apple Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android users. One can also register for the service online at passportparking.com/park, using Facebook, or by calling the local number listed on the meter.  Once registered for the service, drivers will have many options to pay for parking, including the PassportParking app and mobile website for smartphone users. Customers with basic cell phone capabilities will be able to use Pay-by-Text and Pay-by-Voice options.

Pay by App - Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the Passport Parking app allows users to start or extend a parking session, add or update payment card details, electronically validate their parking, as well as manage notification and receipt options.

Pay by Voice - No smartphone?  No problem!  River Forest drivers can utilize Passport Parking's Pay by Voice and Pay by Text to easily pay for parking.  With the Pay by Voice option, Passport Mobile Pay provides greater accessibility to users.  To Pay by Voice, users dial 708-716-0716 and follow the voice prompts to complete the transaction.  First time users will need to enter credit card information using the phone's keypad.  To extend a parking session, users can call back and manage their existing session.

Pay by Text - Passport Mobile Pay also provides the ability for users to pay by text message (SMS).  To Pay by text, users can text their zone number, space number and the amount of time they wish to stay in the following format:  ZoneNumber*SpaceNumber*Time to 708-716-0716.  Users will receive a confirmation text letting them know they've successfully paid for parking.


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  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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