The Ocean City Council has approved an increase to the city's parking meter rates near the beach and boardwalk.

The Ocean City Gazette is reporting the council approved the introduction of the ordinance to change the city’s fees for parking meters from 25 cents for 15 minutes, to 25 cents for 10 minutes using change, and 75 cents for 30 minutes if you pay with a credit card. This increase in rates is for meters in the city's beach and boardwalk area.