THANK YOU FOR PARKING WITH PARKPENSACOLA!
When you park at a teal sign, your parking dollars are reinvested back into the city—making it easier for you to enjoy the city and all its amenities through multi-modal transportation improvements. It's our commitment to make your experience in the city as seamless and cost-effective as possible. After all, we live, work and play here too!
OUR Mission Statement:
To provide freedom through parking and transportation choices that enhance our community’s quality of life, leisure, safety, and happiness.
For more information, you can reach our office at (850) 436-5648.
Things to Know
City parking ambassadors strive to ensure that free parking is readily available for everyone and not monopolized, that handicapped parking is accessible and never blocked or misused, and that the City of Pensacola is safe and welcoming to all visitors all the time, through the enforcement of parking laws and ordinances put into place by local, state and national government. When you have a question or need assistance, they are ready and willing to help!
Most residents are familiar with City of Pensacola Parking Management through parking in downtown Pensacola, but City Parking Ambassadors manage much more than just timed parking in the downtown area. Parking Ambassadors monitor and respond to citizen complaints throughout the city, including city parks and residential areas.
Residents are reminded to follow all parking laws and ordinances, including:
- When parking on the street, park with the flow of traffic.
- Do not park blocking driveways, stop signs, mailboxes, railroad crossings, or intersections.
- Do not park on sidewalks.
- Do not park on the grass in city parks, or in any restricted areas.
- Do not park commercial vehicles or recreational equipment on the street or right of way.
Sec. 11-2-24. Parking for certain uses prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle upon any street, right-of-way, vacant lot or parking lot for the principal purpose of: (1) Displaying such vehicle for sale; (2) Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency; (3) Displaying advertising; (4) Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established marketplace or when so authorized or licensed under the ordinances of this municipality; or (5) Storage for more than 24 hours.
(Code 1968, § 155-105; Code 1986, § 11-2-24; Ord. No. 11-06, § 2, 4-13-2006)
316.195 Additional parking regulations. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. (2) Except when otherwise provided by local ordinance, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, or its left wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway. (3) Local authorities may, by ordinance, permit angle parking on any roadway, except that angle parking shall not be permitted on any state road unless the Department of Transportation has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic. (4) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318. History.—s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 144, ch. 99-248. Note.—Former s. 316.161.
More Options for Navigating THE CITY
Looking for alternative ways to get around the city without having to park?
- Click here for the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) bus routes and maps.
- Pensacola Bay Cruises offers transportation options between Downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens.
Perks of public parking
- The first 30 minutes of your parking session are free. (A valid parking session must be started in order to qualify for free 30-minute parking.)
- Through the PARKPensacola app, you’ll be able to see all available parking and transportation options, whether public or private so you can decide on where and how you want to park. Click the link above and download the app!
- The City will not boot your car.
- You can park in the City of Pensacola every Sunday for free in city parking lots, on-street parking spaces and inside the Jefferson St. Garage - unless otherwise posted. (Does not include boat ramps)