Parking
 Contact Numbers : (305) 293-7602 or (305) 293-7631
 Hours : Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, closed from 11:45am -12:45pm


Parking Fines

Violations must be paid within 10 calendar days or an additional late charge of $5.00 will be assessed.  After 20 days, an additional late charge of $5.00 will be assessed - total late fee of $10.00 per ticket.  Parking violations will be considered delinquent after 30 days and sent to a collection agency.

OTH Vehicle parked on public right-of-way facing oncoming traffic $35.00
SID Vehicle parked on sidewalk on a public right-of-way $35.00
FIR Vehicle illegally parked near a fire hydrant (within 15 feet) $175.00
DES Failure to park vehicle within authorized parking space $35.00
NPZ Parked in a designated no parking zone $35.00
RV RV/Oversize vehicle parked illegally on a public right-of-way $75.00
HAN Unauthorized use of handicapped parking space $250.00
OTH Other parking violations to wit: $35.00
FLN Parked in designated fire lane $175.00



Parking Rates

Mallory Square:

$ 3.00 / hour, no maximum
$150./monthy permit, which is limited to the total number sold per month, and does not include sales tax of .75%, or $161.25 total/month.

Old Town Garage:

$1.50/hour, or $10./day
maximum $75./monthly permit, plus tax, or $80.63 total/month, and they are also limited to total monthly passes sold per month.

Special event

rates go into effect for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Fantasy Fest week at
$5./hour for Mallory Square or $25./max / day
$3./hour at the Old Town Garage, or $15./max/day.



Parking Meters

Parking Meters in the City:

Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight and Sunday, Noon to Midnight.  Rates are $1.00 per hour INCLUDING holidays.

Parking Meters on Smather's Beach:

Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m..  Rates are $1.00 per hour and holidays are free.



Residential Parking Permit

There are two (2) Residential Parking Permits available.  Please read the guidelines for both:
This permit was established for residents who reside in the downtown business district who have no access to off street parking and parking meters within the block they reside.  This permit allows you to park at any meter within the block you reside.  To apply for this permit an application must be completed and the eligible resident must provide the following:

  Driver's license showing resident's address within the downtown business district.
Proof of ownership of vehicle.
Utility bill or other documentation showing current residential use of property.

The permit fee is $85.00 per fiscal year, which runs October 1st through September 30th.  This cost is prorated.  All parking citations must be paid in full before issuance of this permit.  DOWNLOAD PERMIT**
This permit was established for Monroe County residents who reside in old town or visit old town frequently.  Any resident of Monroe County may park in Residential Parking spaces if their vehicle has a Monroe County tag, whether  they live in the area or not.  Residents who have out-of-state tags on their vehicles will be cited for parking in an "RP" space if they do not have a permit.  There are no designated spaces.  Therefore eligible residents may park in any available space.  To apply for this permit (if you have a non-Monroe County tag), an application must be completed and the eligible resident must provide the following:
Monroe County Driver's License.
Proof of ownership of vehicle.
Utility bill or other documentation indicating Monroe County residency.

There is a $5.00 permit fee for applicants.  One permit is allowed per vehicle.  DOWNLOAD PERMIT**

Residential Parking Permits may be applied for and purchased at the Parking Enforcement Department, 525 Angela Street, Key West, FL 33040, Monday through Friday ,8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, closed from 11:45am -12:45pm . Contact persons - Toni Michelle Gage or Wendy Rennicks, Collection/Customer Service Representatives, at (305) 293-7602 or (305) 293-7631.



RV Parking Regulations

Code of Ordinances Section 63.191 Prohibition

Except as provided herein, it shall be unlawful and a violation for any person to park, cause to be parked, allow to be parked, or cause to allow to remain standing or stationary, except in the normal course of traffic flow, any recreational vehicle, or and combination of a recreational vehicle and a motor vehicle, in excess of twenty (20) feet in length or seven (7) feet in width, exclusive of mirrors and other safety devices determined by the department of highway safety and motor vehicles to be necessary for the safe and efficient operation of such vehicles, whether occupied or not, and whether attended or unattended, except for the purpose of and unless actual loading or unloading or passengers or of property is taking place, on any street over which the city exercises parking jurisdiction.

Recreational vehicles in excess of twenty (20) feet can only park in designated RV areas within the City and are not allowed to park in the downtown business district.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS

The City of Key West is often called America's Caribbean island because of its tropical temperatures, pristine waters and Caribbean lifestyle. The Southernmost City of the Continental United States welcomes all visitors to experience why Key West was the only Florida city honored with the White House's first Historic Preservation Award in 2004; visitors are encouraged to enjoy offshore water activities, explore the only coral reef off the Continental United States, walk its streets and visit the many art galleries and nationally honored restaurants that populate the island.

More and more often recreational vehicle owners traveling in South Florida are opting to experience the scenic beauty available along U.S.1 and drive to Key West. Unlike other areas of the United States camp grounds and waste-pumpout stations are limited in Key West. One popular campground along the city's historic seaport has been sold and the grounds will eventually be the location of a hotel, limiting the already short supply of campground space on the island.

The City of Key West is concerned that recreational vehicle owners are driving to the island without being aware of the limited services available to them. RVers planning on an overnight stay should make reservations ahead of time, since most of the season the few campgrounds in the Lower Keys are often sold out - especially on weekends and holidays.

City ordinances forbid overnight parking on city streets, parks and beaches. It also forbids RVs in excess of 20 feet in length or seven feet in width from parking on city streets; these vehicles may park in designated parking lots, but not for overnight. Signs have been placed along U.S.1 advising RVers of the parking prohibition and directing them to public and private lawful parking facilities within city limits.

The City of Key West suggests RVers plan ahead, make reservations for their visit to the city and the end result promises to be an adventure in paradise that will be enjoyed by all.

 



City Hall Parking Garage

The City of Key West has a parking garage located in the 600 block of Simonton Street.  The lower level is meter parking ($1.00 per hour) and is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.  The upper level is available after 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays.  To utilize the upper level you must use a pay station at the rate of $1.00 per hour..



Commercial Parking Permit

If you are employed in the downtown business district you are eligible for this permit which allows you to park your vehicle, at any parking meter, at any time without having to feed the meter.  One cannot park in Loading Zones or Too Close to Corners, or any other illegal parking spaces - only at parking meters.  A citation will be issued to applicants if their vehicle is illegally parked.  To apply for this permit an application must be completed and submitted.

The fee for this permit is $86.00 for one month and $464.40 for six months.  This cost is not prorated - it is a flat fee.  One permit is allowed per vehicle.  Outstanding parking citations must be paid in full before issuance of permit.  DOWNLOAD PERMIT**

The Commercial Parking Permit may be applied for and purchased at the Parking Enforcement Department, 525 Angela Street, Key West, FL 33040, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, closed from 11:45am -12:45pm .  Contact persons - Toni Michelle Gage or Wendy Rennicks, Collection/Customer Service Representatives, at (305) 293-7602 or (305) 293-7631.