How to Park & Pay


1. Text to Pay

Text ParkPNS and the two digit zone number (found on sign) to 727563 and you will immediately receive a response to select your parking time and process your parking payment. Find out more about how to use the PARKPensacola app at:

2. Pay by App

Download the PARKPensacola app to securely pay for parking with your debit or credit card and extend your session on the go. If you're looking to validate your parking session, you'll need to download the app. Find out more about how to use the PARKPensacola app at:
TIP: Set up your profile in advance and you’re ready to park and play!

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Look for PARKPensacola pay stations with the teal signs to park at City-managed lots, on-street parking and the Jefferson Street Garage. If you start a parking session by paying at a pay station, you can also extend your time via the app instead of having to go back to the pay station. Remember, you do not need to keep or display your receipt.
TIP: Have your tag number handy before paying.

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For on-street parking, hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. OR 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday–Saturday depending on which zone you are in (the PARKPensacola app will show you via GPS all of the options nearest to you including hours and rates so you can pick the one you want.)

Parking Rates:

  • FREE for the first 30 minutes
  • $0.50 Per Hour On-Street Parking
  • $0.50 Per Hour North Palafox Lot Parking, 601 Commendencia Lot and South Palafox Marina Lot 
  • $0.50 Per Hour Jefferson Street Garage (rates vary during special events such as concerts, parades, festivals, etc.) 
  • Sundays are FREE (Excluding Boat Ramps)

Jefferson Street Garage Special Event Schedule: 

  • Nov. 4    Pensacola Symphony       $10.00
  • Nov. 6    Mean Girls                           $10.00
  • Nov. 7   Mean Girls                            $10.00
  • Nov. 9   All County Orchestra          $10.00
  • Nov.14, Mannheim Steamroller    $10.00
  • Nov. 15 All County Band                $10.00
  • Nov. 16 Jim Breuer                         $10.00       
  • Nov. 17 Gallery Night                      $20.00       
  • Nov. 18 Mexico Christmas            $10.00
  • Nov. 19 Miracle on Palafox           $10.00       
  • Nov. 22 Rumors of Fleetwood     $10.00
  • Nov. 24   Celtic Angles                     $10.00       
  • Nov. 28 Gulf Breeze High School  $10.00      

Boat ramp rates & Locations:

  • $5 daily rate
  • $26.88 ($25.00 + $1.88 sales tax) for residents of the City of Pensacola
  • $80.63 ($75.00 + $5.63 sales tax) for non-City residents

Bayview Park –Zone 89
Bayou Texar – Zone 90
Sanders Beach – Zone 91
17th Avenue (near the railroad trestle) – Zone 92

Do YOU Work downtown?

There are lots of convenient places to park within the City of Pensacola and it's our goal to make sure parking spaces are easy to find to save you time and money. Here are some suggested locations to park:


  • Bayfront Parkway (Surface lot)
  • Belmont-DeVilliers (Surface lot)
  • South Palafox Marina (Surface lot) during select hours
  • South Baylen (On-street parking) 
  • 601 Commendencia (Surface lot) during select hours


  • North Palafox Lot ($30 per month)
  • 601 Commendencia ($10 per month) 


  • Jefferson Street Parking Garage ($60 per month)

looking to offer parking validation at your business?

Reach out to PARKPensacola by calling (850) 436-5646 or emailing