Here is the latest effort in automation of parking permits from the City of Hoboken:
BUSINESS PARKING PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
New Permit Options Now Available for Owners, Employees, and Customers
The City of Hoboken announced today that all parking permits that businesses need to provide parking for their employees and customers are now also available online using the HPUOnline system (www.hobokennj.org/hpuonline).
Businesses owners or authorized representatives will first need to create an account to establish proof of business in Hoboken by providing necessary documentation. Once a business account is approved, employees of that business may then apply for various on-street and garage parking permits as well as discounted “park-and-shop” coupons for businesses to hand out to valued customers.
New Options – Annual On-Street Business Parking Permits: Owners and employees of businesses located in Hoboken may now apply online for their annual parking permit. Yearly Business parking permits cost $200. New this year: the Parking Utility is now offering Business parking permits for $50/month and $100/quarter. All Business parking permit purchases will now take place online or in person at the Parking Utility. HPU will mail out a reminder postcard with an extended expiration date to existing permit holders, but will no longer mail out permit renewals. All existing permit holders are encouraged to set up an account and apply for a new permit as soon as possible.
New - Business Daily Debit Garage Permit: Business owners/employees may park their car in unreserved spaces of garages at all hours for a maximum duration of 12 hours at a flat rate of $5/12 hours. Apply online for the permit and a transponder will be provided for your vehicle to enter/exit the garage. Funds pre-paid to the account are debited upon exit (when the gate goes up). Parking beyond the 12 hour period is subject to standard rates for any additional time. This option replaces the old “Merchant Coupon” that was previously used by HPU.
Coming Soon - Pay Station Smart Cards: Hoboken recently replaced 960+ traditional single-space coin-only parking meters on commercial streets with nearly 150 state-of-the-art multi-space parking meters to make parking in the metered parking zone more convenient. This option is for individuals who regularly park in metered areas of the City and don’t want the hassle of paying with coins or waiting for credit card processing. Smart cards allow for any amount of money to be loaded onto the card and are instantly charged at the meter. They are the fastest way to pay for parking at pay stations. Smart cards will soon be available to the general public and may be purchased via HPUOnline or in person at the Parking utility. They are ready for use immediately upon activation.
Park-and-Shop Coupons: Hoboken business owners may provide these coupons to loyal customers for free/discounted parking at municipal garages. When customers return to the garage, they simply insert the coupon after their ticket to reduce the parking fee by the amount displayed on the coupon. “Park-and-shop coupons are now available online and are sold to Hoboken businesses at one-half the face value.