Frequently Asked Questions

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Parking System

  • Do vehicles with handicap tags have to pay to park in the City of Clearwater?

    Vehicles with handicap tags parked at a metered space in the city of Clearwater do not have to pay for parking, but all posted time limits and restrictions must be followed. However, vehicles parked in a cashier-operated facility or parking garage must pay unless they have a Florida Toll Exemption or a specially equipped vehicle (ramps, lifts, hand controls). Please read City of Clearwater Handicap Parking Rules for more information.

  • Where can I park on weekends during downtown special events?

    All downtown city parking facilities are available (unless posted for an event) and offer parking free of charge on weekends, holidays, and weeknights after 6 p.m. (after 7 p.m. at the Garden Avenue Garage or Station Square Garage).

  • I have a large group coming for a wedding, family reunion, etc. Can I get discounted or free parking?

    Per our Clearwater city ordinances, the city cannot provide free or discounted parking.

  • We are a non-profit organization. Can we get discounted or free parking?

    Per our Clearwater city ordinances, the city cannot provide free or discounted parking.

  • How do I use a Pay & Display Pay parking station?

  • Where can busses, motor-homes, or other oversized vehicles park?

    Spaces for oversize vehicles (over 23' in length) are located throughout the beach and downtown and signed according to the length permitted (24' - 40' or 24' - 50').

  • Why are motorcycles prohibited from parking in cashier-operated facilities?

    As recommended by the manufacturer of the parking gate equipment, motorcycles are prohibited for the safety of the driver. The gate equipment is not designed for motorcycles.

  • What can I do if I don’t think I should have received a Parking Citation?

    Call the phone # on the back of your citation (727) 298-3660 for all questions, complaints and comments, including handicap ticket questions (tag fell down, etc.).

  • How can I pay my parking ticket?

    Visit our parking ticket payment webpage for information on how to pay your citation. This information is also shown on the back side of the parking ticket. For parking ticket questions or concerns can contact Parking.

  • I work downtown. Does the city offer any permit parking?

    Monthly permit parking is available in surface lot #24, Garden Avenue garage and Station Square garage. Monthly permits for surface lot #24 and Station Square garage may be purchased at the Parking System Administrative Office located at 100 S. Myrtle Avenue, Suite 220 during normal business hours. Monthly permits / access cards for Garden Avenue garage may be purchased at the Garden Avenue Parking Office located at 28 N. Garden Avenue during normal business hours.
  • Can Clearwater residents purchase annual parking permits to park in the beach lots?

    Yes, City of Clearwater incorporated residents may purchase a $75 annual parking permit or $40 semi-annual parking permit. This permit is valid in four (4) select North Clearwater Beach lots, the Courtney Campbell Causeway lot and the Sailing Center North Beach Area lot. Proof of residency is required. Please call (727) 562-4704 for more information.
  • Are there any public parking garages on the beach?

    Yes, three parking garages offer public parking:

    • Britt’s Surf Style parking garage, located at 311 S. Gulfview Blvd. (access via Coronado Dr.) has 300 public parking spaces.  For rate information - call (954) 926-6666, ext. 105.
    • Hyatt Aqualea’s parking garage, located at 301 S. Gulfview Blvd. (access via Coronado Dr.) has approximately 550 public parking spaces. For rate information, call Seven One Seven Parking at (800) 310-7275.
    • The North Beach Parking Plaza, located at 490 Poinsettia Ave., has more than 400 public parking spaces. Find out more about rates and location.