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What do you need to know about parking rules in Miami?

Do you want to live in Miami or just come to the city for a few days and plan to drive a car yourself? Then, in addition to knowledge of specific driving regulations, you should study information about the cost and other parking moments in Miami, as there are some unique features of parking there.

Parking in Miami: photo of the old meter-meter for payment - American ButlerHow to park in Miami

Well, you came to the city for a few days or are going to live there, anyway, you should get acquainted with the parking terms in Miami. You should know that it is not allowed to pull up and park your car everywhere. There are some special rules.

There are many parking lots in the U.S. because almost everyone prefers cars as it guarantees you mobility. However, it is important to follow the rules of the country and be ready to pay for parking lots. Not everyone will be able to pay for parking lots in Miami. You can read more about parking lots prices in Florida in another article.

If you don’t break the driving regulations, you should not be afraid your car will be towed away. You should comply with the main regulations of parking lots in Miami. The rules for free and paid parking lots are slightly different.

Pay attention!

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Free parking lots in Miami

  • In places where parking fees are not charged (large showrooms, shops, and other public areas), you cannot leave the car for the night. If this requirement is not met, the vehicle will be towed away.
  • By famous and often visited shopping facilities (regardless of whether the parking is free) you cannot leave the car in your absence. In such popular places as the area in Sunny Isles, there will always be "well-wishers" who will tell the right people about your actions. If you go to the beach, a children’s playground or somewhere else, your car will be towed away, and you would not be able to prove anything cannot. The fact is that there are a lot of people who want to park and wander through the countless shops in the plaza.

Be careful!

Prohibited parking areas in Miami

Place where parking is not permitted:

  • in places reserved for persons with disabilities (handicap) and newborns (Stroller Pass);
  • on local parking places in residential areas, where low buildings. Such parking facilities are only for local residents;
  • on someone’s parking places

Violation of the parking regulation is punished by fine or towing. Be careful!

Photo of a parked Cadillac on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach: how to park a car in Miami - American ButlerPaid parking lots in Miami

  1. For paid parking lots you should pay. Any non-payment is punishable by a fine or vehicle impoundment! Prices for parking in Miami can vary in different parts of the city (Miami Beach, Downtown, Hollywood and others: from $1.25 to $10 per hour).
  2. When parking on paid parking lots, the car hood should be forward (and not otherwise). This is an indispensable condition. Not meeting the requirements increases the fine amount by threefold (in comparison with the usual fine for violation of parking rules).
  3. The cost of paid parking in Miami can be hourly, daily or fixed. For example, there is a flat rate tariff at the public recreation facilities, its cost does not depend on cars in the parking lot. Money should be paid to a person sitting at the entrance to the beach parking lot.
  4. Payment for parking lots and its services in Miami can be made by using special cards, cash (small bills) or by one of the mobile applications: Park Mobile, Pay By Phone. When calculating via cash machine, take into account that it does not give change. The price of parking will be indicated.

Photo of multi-level parking in Miami Beach

Pay attention!

When paying parking services through an automatic machine, it can ask you for the car number plates, you should specify it, do not leave the field blank. This is necessary to simplify the verification, which is automated. Keep payment tickets, just in case.

Anyway, if you need help, you know where to look for us. American Butler is always glad to help you!
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