Report A Broken Parking Meter
If you park at a meter that is not functioning properly we recommend that you move your vehicle to another available parking space with a functional meter. If there are no other open parking spaces in the area where you wish to park, you can park at the broken meter for a maximum of 30 minutes even if the posted sign is for a longer time period.
A flashing yellow light on a meter does not necessarily mean the meter is broken, just that it may need some sort of service. You should check the meter: if it can accept any form of payment, then it is not broken and must be paid.
Shopping bags, shirts, or other unofficial items covering a meter that do not have an official SFMTA stamp and logo do not mean a meter is broken. You should remove the covering and check the meter: if it can accept any form of payment, then it is not broken and must be paid.
Please report the broken parking meter or paystation by calling (505) 955-6973 or by completing the Meter Inspection Request form below. Please take note of the street location, the meter number (located on the street side of the meter), and describe the specific problem (i.e. coin jam, out of order, flashing fail, out of paper, etc.). Parking maintenance technicians will respond to the meter and repair it as soon as possible.
If you parked at a broken meter and did not report it to the administrative offices and received a citation you may complete the Meter Inspection Request form below. Our parking maintenance technicians will check the repair log for that particular meter and confirm functionality at the time of the citation. Please allow 48 hours for a response. In the event that our parking meter technicians find that the meter was functioning properly at the time you were cited, you will be responsible for making payment on the citation.