A new Nairobi parking payment shortcode has been introduced by the Nairobi Metropolitan services. To pay for parking or other services, motorists will now dial the new code *647# instead of the older *235# which the NMS will phase out gradually.
Once you dial the Nairobi county USSD code *647#, it will display an easy to use menu where you will select the service you want. For parking, you need to provide the car registration number, type of car (saloon, bus, pickup, etc), location, etc. Please note the Nairobi parking fee varies according to the type of vehicle and is higher of bigger ones like the buses. For a small private car, the parking fee is sh200 within the CBD as well as outside in areas such as estates.
Although only the parking module is active for now, the other services previously available in Jambo Pay and then on the 235 code, will be available on the new code *647#. According to Kahigu Njoroge, NMS director of Projects, they will load the remaining modules in the next few weeks.
If you are not familiar with the steps to pay for parking or other services, check the link below for instructions.
How to pay for parking in Nairobi using a mobile phone
Since, June 2019, motorists, business people, and residents have been using the soon to be retired, shortcode *235# code, to pay for parking, business permits, licenses, rates, and other county services. Some business-related services that you can pay for using the Nairobi county automated revenue collection systems include billboards advertisements, fire inspection certificates, and food handlers’ certificates, etc. Currently, the county has over 136 revenue streams, of which the payment fo the majority are already automated.
Of these, parking used to be one of the leading streams, but this has been affected by the Covid-19.
Other than the new USSD code, *647#, users can also access the service on the county’s online platform or using the Nairobi smartphone app.
In case of any difficulties accessing the services, you can contact the NMS through their mobile number 0709014747 or social media.