Parking services

Public Notice

There is free parking all day in Town on these holidays:

New Year's Day

Public Parking Map

Click here for Town public parking map.

Our Goals

The mission of the Parking Services Department is to provide safe, clean and well-managed public parking facilities. We pride ourselves in maintaining parking meters and pay stations in good working order and equitably enforcing the Town’s parking regulations to ensure that you can relax while in Town. Our Parking Ambassadors are professionals and capable of assisting you with any parking-related matter.

Residential Parking Permits

The Town’s Resident Parking Permit Program allows drivers to park in any metered or designated resident parking permit space for up to three hours.
The cost is $64.20 for residents under 65, and $53.50 for residents over the age of 65. The annual parking permit is good from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.

To be eligible for the parking permit, you residents must live in Town or be an annual renter. Permits are only available at Town Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. When applying, please bring your Drivers License and a valid Vehicle Registration. If you rent, you need to bring your annual apartment, home or condo rental agreement. If you own property, the Town will verify your residence online at the Broward Property Appraiser’s website.

There are three ways to send in your Resident Parking Permit application.  First make copies of your Drivers License and Vehicle Registration. Fill out the Parking Permit Application (this is a fillable form).  

1. E-mail a completed form and documents to
 2. Bring the form & documents to Town Hall between 8:30AM and 4:30PM (M-F).
 3. Attach the two documents listed above and mail them to Town Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308. Don’t forget to include your signature on the application form. Please attention Karen Gates on the envelope and include a phone number so we may call you if necessary.

Permits will be mailed to you. Arrangements can also be made for pick-up at Town Hall. You can either pay by check or credit card.  If you have any questions, call Karen Gates at 954-640-4200 or e-mail her at

Employee Parking Permits

Help Available

If you need assistance regarding a parking issue citation or regulations, feel free to contact the Parking Supervisor at 954-640-4231, or the Parking Ambassador at 954-553-2764. The department is open 7 days a week. You can visit us at Town Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive, during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM  to 4:30PM), where a team member will gladly assist you.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gates at 954-640-4200. If she does not answer, please leave a message on her voicemail as she may be helping other residents.


Parking Against Traffic Prohibited

Florida law requires drivers to park in the direction of traffic flow, which prohibits you from backing into angled parking spaces. If you back your vehicle into an angled parking spot anywhere in the Town, you will be cited for illegal parking.

Park Within the White Lines

The lines for all parking spaces are painted white. You will be cited if your vehicle is not within the lines of the parking space.

Handicap Parking

Drivers with valid Handicap Parking stickers can park for free in any metered parking spot in Town for up to 4 hours. You can only park in metered spaces, not spaces marked Resident Permit Only or spaces with any other restrictions.

Pay By Plate Parking Meters

While in Town, use our convenient Pay-By-Plate parking system with 820 parking spaces at 28 separate locations. The only exceptions are the South Ocean Lot and spaces along El Mar Drive at Palm Ave, which require space numbers instead of your license plate number

You have two options:

Pay at the meter:

- Cash and credit card at pay stations.
- Coins at parking meters.

Or Pay-By-Phone App on your iOS or Android phone

Public Parking Map

Public Parking Map August 2021