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Paid Parking Information
The paid parking program of the City of Jacksonville Beach will begin on March 17, 2023, and will end on October 29, 2023.
Paid parking program days are Friday through Sunday, special events, and select holidays.
Paid parking program hours are 8 pm on Friday until 2 am. Saturday; 10 am. Saturday until 2 am. Sunday; and 10 am Sunday until midnight.
Paid parking locations are the following: 14 1st Street North (Latham Plaza); 422 1st Street North; 503 1st Street North (Pier); and 450 2nd Street North.
Costs for paid parking are $3 for the first two hours and $1 per hour for each additional hour, with a maximum of $7. City of Jacksonville Beach residents park for free if they have registered their license plates with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.
Holidays / Special Events
Costs for holidays and special events are $12 flat rate for Springing the Blues weekend, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend, Labor Day weekend, and Beaches Oktoberfest Weekend. Note - If the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the $12 flat rate is for that date only.
There are three pay-kiosks in the Pier lot at 503 1st Street North; three kiosks are located in the Latham Plaza Lot at 14 1st Street North, two kiosks in the lot at 422 1st Street North, and one kiosk is located in the lot at 450 2nd Street North.
No cash is accepted at kiosks. Payments are made via credit/debit card, and all major cards are accepted. Step-by-step instructions for using kiosks are located on each unit. Please report malfunctioning kiosks to the SP Plus ambassador located in the parking lot(s) or by phone at 904-356-9841.
Additionally, payments may be made via a mobile phone application, "ParkMobile," so you do not have to stand in line. If you do not have a smartphone, call 866-727-5312 to use the application. "Flowbird" is another application that can be used and accessed here. If you prefer to pay by texting, text 72938 to 201-379-2616.
Citations are issued by the parking company, SP Plus. All pertinent information is located on the back of the citation.
Vehicles Left Overnight
Vehicles can be left overnight; however, if they remain in the lot when paid parking begins the next day, the fee for that day begins again at the designated start time.
Handicapped Parking Spaces
There are four handicapped parking spaces in each lot. Per Florida State Statute 316.1964, vehicles with Disabled Veteran license plates, or vehicles equipped with specialized equipment such as ramps, lifts, foot, or hand controls do not pay. Additionally, if the license plate has a permanently affixed handicap designation, do not pay to park.
Per Municipal Code 31-39 (A)2, no vehicle in excess of 22 feet in length, or gross weight exceeding 10,000 pounds, is permitted to park east of 3rd Street between 16th Avenue North and 16th Avenue South.
Designated Quick Pick-Up Parking
15-minute parking spaces are available for quick pick-up service in the downtown area. These parking spaces are designated by signage and located on an adjacent avenue to each lot.
Paid Parking Contractor
The City has chosen to remain partners with SP Plus for its parking contract needs. SP Plus ambassadors will be present during paid parking hours and especially during peak hours.
For further information about SP Plus, visit the SP Plus website or email SP Plus. Additionally, SP Plus can be contacted by calling 904-356-9841. Contact information is posted near each pay-kiosk.
If you have an issue making contact with SP Plus, please email Parking Enforcement Coordinator Dan Fox or call him at 904-247-4004.
Free parking is available to residents that live within the city limits of the City of Jacksonville Beach; residents' vehicles (license plates) must be registered through DHSMV to an address inside these city limits.
Over the past few years, there have been several Jacksonville Beach residents who have been unable to participate in the program because their vehicles were registered to businesses in other cities or counties. Residents wishing to participate in the program must take the following steps:
- Contact Paid Parking Supervisor Dan Fox at 904-247-4004 and make an appointment with him at the Police Department located at 101 Penman Rd South
- Provide the vehicle registration and their driver’s license, listing a Jacksonville Beach address. Note: the address in Jacksonville Beach must be a residential property where they live. The registration will be required to be registered to a business only. An electric utility bill listing a residential address that has the registrant’s name may also be provided as additional documentation.
In order to qualify for this free parking benefit, residents must submit a request either in person or online. In-person requests are received at the Jacksonville Beach Police Department (Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm) or at Utility Billing in City Hall (Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm). Online requests are available by visiting the Residential Parking Program page.
The registration process could take up to 14 business days in order to verify license plate information and residency and to input into the system. Once the registration process is complete, an email confirmation will be sent. If the license plate is not registered to an address within the city limits, an email notification will be sent.
Please note: If you have previously registered your vehicle with the Resident Parking Program, there is no need to do it again.
If you have an issue with the registration process, please email Parking Enforcement Coordinator Dan Fox or call him at 904-247-4004.