Drivers can pay old D.C. parking tickets without any penalties for the next six months.
Steve Nash is with the county's Department of Transportation. He says the first meters that can be paid for via cellphone are in Bethesda.
"Every single meter has a little decal that identifies what that unique meter number is and the phone number to call," Nash says.
He adds that text messages are sent when you have just five minutes left on the meter, at which point you can add more time.
By the summer, similar meters will be installed in Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills.