Dale Bowen

Well-known member
Apr 1, 2020
License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, which utilizes cameras and software to read license plates, has been used since the late ’70s in the United Kingdom. Many municipalities began using it in the ’90s.

LPR technology is used by multiple departments at the City in varying ways. Parking Services originally tapped into the technology in 2015.

Starting in 2022, the department began using LPR to determine if motorists have paid for parking or stayed beyond the limit in the same parking space. LPR also identifies vehicles on the scofflaw list, which indicates who has unpaid parking tickets.

Each of the City’s three Parking Services vehicles has two LPR cameras and two tire cameras.

Read More: https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2023/03/13/how-the-city-uses-lpr-technology-for-parking/