New parking meters unveiled in downtown Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista announced the installation of more than 435 new parking meters along the streets of the city’s Downtown Parking District. Although the M5 Single-Space Smart Meters will continue to take coins, they now accept credit and debit cards, as well as contactless options such as Apple Pay or a new parking app. The meters will offer an intuitive user interface, and modular components designed to be replaced and repaired easily. The systems use energy-efficient solar power.

Customers can use the new IPS PARK SMARTERTM mobile payment application to find available parking spaces. Once parked, the app sends real-time alerts when the meter is due to expire, and customers can add more time directly from their phone. Customers can view, download, and print parking receipts, or receive receipts by email via

The City’s Downtown Parking District is in downtown Chula Vista and concentrated around Third Avenue, between E Street and H Street. The district encompasses a roughly 120-acre area bounded by E Street to the north, Del Mar Avenue to the east, H Street to the south, and Garrett Avenue to the west. Third Avenue, a major commercial thoroughfare, runs in a north/south direction through the center of the district.