Parking services

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

Applications for resident parking permits for the 2024 Fiscal Year (October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024) are now available and cost $64.20 for residents under age 65, and $53.50 for residents ages 65+. Applicants must provide proof of residency, their driver’s license, and vehicle registration with their application and fee.

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.

Click here to download and complete the Parking Permit Application. 

There are three ways to submit your parking permit application.

  1.  Email the completed form and documents to
  2. Bring the form & documents to Town Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  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.

Once approved, permits will be mailed to you or you can arrange to pick them up at Town Hall. You can either pay by check or credit card.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance regarding a parking issue citation or regulations, please contact the Parking Supervisor at (954) 640-4231 or the Parking Ambassador at (954) 553-2764 or visit Town Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you need assistance with a residential parking permit application, please reach out to Karen Gates by calling (954) 640-4200 or emailing her at

Park Smart

Public Parking Map August 2021

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.

Parking Payment Options

While in Town, use our convenient Pay-By-Plate parking system to easily pay for parking using your license plate or space number (if parked in the South Ocean Lot or along El Mar Drive and Palm Avenue). You may also pay with cash or credit card at pay stations or coins at parking meters.

Click here to download the Pay-By-Phone app.

Town Parking Documents