THE council will switch over to a new paid-parking app this week which will hopefully be easier and cheaper for Tamworth motorists.
On Wednesday, Tamworth Regional Council will launch the EasyPark app in the city which will allow people to pay for parking through their smart phones.
Drivers will enter their registration number along with a start and end time for their parking.
An alert will be sent to the drivers's phone 15 minutes prior to the parking time running out and they can then select to extend their time, if the parking policy allows.
When users then leave the parking area, they click to stop and only pay for the time that is spent in the park.
The council's infrastructure manager Murray Russell said it was a "step towards becoming a smarter-thinking" city.
"The app will be accessible in all areas of Tamworth that require a parking ticket to be purchased, however the normal machines will still be operational for those wishing to stick to the traditional method," Mr Russell said.
More information about the app is available online.