After the initial test phase with the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), the Smart Selangor Parking app is now supported by 5 councils in Selangor beginning 1 July. This covers parking in Shah Alam City Council, Ampang Jaya, Sepang, Kajang and Selayang municipal councils.
The parking app is a great alternative to parking coupons and it lets you pay directly from your smartphone. There’s nothing to display on the vehicle and enforcement officers will only need to scan or key in the plate number to check if parking has been paid.
In terms of design, the app looks very old fashioned like it was created in the 90s. You have to top up the app before you can start using and it lets you pay for parking for multiple cars. At the moment, it doesn’t accept credit or debit cards but it supports online banking as well as Boost.
Your top up balance can be used across multiple councils so you don’t need to top up separately for every council. Do note that there’s a RM1 fee when you make a reload.
Despite MBPJ being the first to use the Selangor Smart Parking app, it was reported that they are putting their plans on hold. Apparently, they would need to study the terms and conditions of the service provider before they could go ahead but strangely, MBPJ is still an option in the app. The parking app is expected to cover all 12 local areas in Selangor by 2019.
UPDATE: For those who have a FlexiParking account, you can use the same login and it will retrieve the same balance and account details.
Thanks @JazliAziz for the tip!