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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where are you located and what are your business hours?
The Customer Service Center (Parking Permits) is located on the first floor of 1755 Meridian Avenue, working hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon-Friday, excluding weekends and Holidays.
2. How can I purchase a business parking permit?
The cost of the permit is: $70.00 plus 7% sales tax for a total of $74.90 per month, and you can pay for your permit up to one year in advance.
3. What is the status of our City Municipal garages and lots?
Due to the various construction projects, there are currently limited availability on our City of Miami Beach Municipal garages and lots. Subsequently, there is a limited number of permits available per parking lots and/or garages. We can place your name on our waiting list, but only on those garage(s) and/or lot(s) that have a waiting period of one year or less and are as follows:
OPEN WAITING LISTS OF PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES
G3 1301 Collins Avenue – Garage
G4 1557 Washington Avenue – Garage
G5 640 17th Street – Garage
G6 400 42nd Street – Garage
G7 1755 Meridian Avenue – Garage
G8 550 Lenox Avenue – Garage
G9 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue – Garage
1A Ocean Drive and 1st Street
1B Washington and Commerce
P4 100 Block of Washington Ave
P5 4 Street and Alton Rd.
P11 Meridian Ave and 6th St
P12 Washington Ave and 9th St
P13 Washington Ave and 10th St
P21 Lincoln Lane South and Michigan
P23 West Ave and 16 Street
P25 Lincoln Lane North and Lenox Ave- West side
P26 Michigan and Lincoln Lane North – East side
P27 Meridian and Lincoln Lane North
P46 18 Street and Purdy Ave.
P51 23 Street and Liberty Ave- East side
P52 23 Street and Liberty Ave- West side
P55 Collins and 27th Street
P56 Collins and 34th Street
P57 Collins and 35th Street
P58 Royal Palm Ave and 40th Street
P59 Prairie Ave and 40 Street
P60 Chase Ave and 41st Street
P61 Alton Road and 41st Street
P63 Royal Palm Ave and 42nd St
P64 Pine Tree and 47 Street
P72 Collins and 53rd Street
P80 71 Street and Byron Ave
P81 Collins and 64th Street
P83 Harding Ave and 69th Street (East)
P84 Harding Ave and 69 Street- (West)
P85 Carlyle and 71st Street- South Side
P86 Bonita Drive and 71 Street
P92 Harding Ave and 72nd Street
P93 Dickens Ave and 73rd Street
P106 Collins and 75th Street
P108 Collins and 80th Street
P109 Collins and 83rd Street
P110 Collins and 85th Street
P111 Collins and 84th Street
P112 Collins and 87th Street
4. What are the required documents to purchase a residential parking permit?
1. Valid photo ID, driver’s license issued by local, state or federal agency.
2. Valid vehicle registration (not required for visitor's permit) belonging to the person requesting the residential permit. If the registration is under a different name, the resident must provide proof of insurance.
3. One (1) of the following monthly bill(s) and/ or statements with the resident’s name and address within the last 30 days of issuance.
Internet/Electronic bills are not acceptable proof of domicile
- Utility bill (FPL, phone, gas, cable)
- Cell phone bill
- Bank statement
- Credit card statement
- Vehicle insurance bill
- Mortgage statement
- Property tax statement (last once received at the end of year)
- Lease agreements (minimal 1 year and executed within the last 30 days) are only accepted for first time residents. Consequently, a temporary permit will be issued until the Required Documents are provided.
5. What are your payment options?
The Parking Department accepts cash, checks, and credit cards: Visa, Master Card and American Express.
6. What are the residential replacement requirements if my permit is still valid?
Parking decal replacements will be issued under the following circumstances:
1) Stolen Vehicle - police report; 2) broken windshield - repair shop invoice; 3) total loss of vehicle due to an accident - insurance letter; 4) vehicle sold - bill of sales or traded vehicle; 5) change vehicle and transfer your license plate - transferred documentation from dealership. Old decal must be return (in pieces if necessary), government issued photo identification, and written documents for the applicable situation. There is a replacement fee of $7.50.
7. Where can I store my car?
The City of Miami Beach (according to the Miami-Dade County Ordinance) does not allow vehicle storage on public property.
8. How do I qualify for a Hybrid Permit?
Click here for more information regarding Hybrid vehicles.
9. Where may I obtain my City Wide Permit?
Citywide permits are issued to current City Board and Committee members at 1755 Meridian Avenue, Suite 200, Miami Beach, Fl 33139. A current letter of board appointment is required to obtain the citywide permit.
Please call Claudia Wong at (305) 673-7505 extension 6049.
10. What is the process to contest a citation?
The Parking Department reviews only two types of parking citations within 10 days of issuance.
- Overtime Parking
- Restricted Parking
If you feel that you were cited in error, and it is one of the types of citations the City of Miami Beach Parking Administration will review your request and notify you by mail within 10 business days.
To dispute parking citations, please come to our office located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, 2nd floor and request a Parking Citation Dismissal form a/k/a Request for Administrative Dismissal (RAD). For additional information on how to submit a (RAD), please contact us at 305-673-7505 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding weekends and holidays.
All citations issued by a Police Officer for No Parking Anytime, Obstructing Traffic, or any prohibited parking infractions must be appealed through the Miami-Dade County Parking Violations Bureau located at 22 NW 1st street, Miami, Florida. You can request the hearing be held at the Miami Beach Branch of the County Courthouse located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
The City of Miami Beach Parking Department does not accept citation payments, please refer to the reverse side of your citation where it states all the Miami-Dade Court offices and the process on how to contest the citation. The nearest Miami Beach-Miami County Courthouse is located at 1130 Washington Avenue. You can also pay by phone by calling (305) 275-1133, have your citation and credit card number handy.
11. What is the contact information for the Parking Violations Bureau?
There are several county locations listed on the back of each citation. The Miami Beach office is located at: 1130 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor. You can pay with a credit card by calling (305) 275-1133, or online at Pay Parking Citations; you will need your citation number to make payment.
Parking Violation Hearings will be scheduled at our downtown office at 22 NW 1 Street, 4th floor, Miami, FL 33128. If you have any questions or concerns with parking citations, please contact:
Parking Violations Bureau
Miami-Dade County, Florida.
12. How can I report a broken meter?
To report a broken meter, contact us at (305) 673-7505 to provide us with the meter number.
13. How can I report an illegally parked vehicle?
You can contact the Parking Department dispatch (open 24 hours) at 305-673-9453 and provide the following information:
1. Make, model, tag, and color of the vehicle
2. Exact location where vehicle is parked
3. Why the vehicle is considered illegally parked (e.g.: blocked driveway, abandoned, fire hydrant, yellow curb, etc.)
14. My vehicle was towed?
If your vehicle was towed from public property, a parking citation was issued and placed on your windshield. The City of Miami Beach contracts two (2) towing service providers:
1861 Bay Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
1349 Dade Blvd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
You must present a valid picture identification and vehicle registration. Both companies accept cash, traveler’s checks and personal checks. There are ATM machines at both locations.
We highly recommend that you retrieve your vehicle with 24 hours to avoid storage fees.
15. Where do I obtain a vehicle registration, handicap and/or baby parking permit?
Any auto tag agency will renew the aforementioned. The Miami Beach location is: 800 - 71st Street, Miami Beach; phone number: (305) 868-3277.
16. How do I rent meters?
Meter rentals are available for Construction Projects, Film & Photo Productions, Special Events, and Valet purposes. A city of Miami Beach permit is required. All requests must be submitted in writing 48 hours in advance; an application may be downloaded from our web site www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Payments must be submitted 24 hours in advance. For more information you may contact Nelida Correa, Meter Rentals Liaison, at (305) 673-7000, Ext. 6673, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, or you may write at: Pkg_Meter_Rentals@miamibeachfl.gov. We are located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, Suite 200.
PARKING METER SPACE RENTAL
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METER/POLE REMOVAL AND REINSTALLATIONA $50.00 fee will be charged for the temporary removal of a parking meter and pole, and an additional $50.00 fee will be charged for the reinstallation of a parking meter and pole. This service is provided to accommodate construction activity that requires temporary meter/pole removal.
17. How can I report a broken and/or missing sign and faded painting of the curb?
Please send a written request to: Victor Hayes, Parking Operations Manager, City of Miami Beach Parking Department, 1755 Meridian Avenue, Suite 100, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Please clearly and briefly explain the problem and the location of the sign or curb.
18. How do I purchase an i-Park (In Vehicle Parking Meter) or IVPM?
Click here for more information regarding IVPM.