Parking Division - About
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America

Welcome to Parking

The City of Fort Lauderdale was recently ranked among Top 10 Best Cities for Parking!

The Parking Division is ready to serve you. Our functions include:

  • Addressing customers' questions, concerns or complaints.
  • Providing permit information and costs.
  • Selling parking permits.
  • Receiving all citation payments.
  • Receiving customer correspondence.
  • Providing parking information.
  • Red-Light Safety Camera Program

NOTICE: Use of Smart Park Personal Meters Ending June 30, 2014

When Smart Park meters were first introduced many years ago, they were convenient and widely accepted. Since the introduction of other technology, such as Pay by Phone, use of these meters has rapidly dwindled. Late last year, the software needed to "reload" the cards became unsupported and obsolete.

We know that less than 100 meters are still in use and believe that most, if not all of those, are near depletion of funds. There are, on the other hand, more than 45,000 active Pay by Phone customers within the City of Fort Lauderdale.

As of June 30, 2014 the use of any remaining Smart Park meters will not be recognized. All meter customers should contact our Parking Services office as soon as possible at (954)828-3700 to have their contract reviewed. All refund requests must be made within 30 days.

We encourage current users of Smart Park Personal Meters to consider enrolling with Pay by Phone.

Thank you and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Valet Parking Permits

BUSINESS PARTNERS: Learn about the new Valet Parking Permit Ordinance and Application Procedure.

Pay By Phone

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Learn about our popular Cashless Parking Programs . . .

Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly Parking Permits

Pay By Phone

Pay By Phone

Resident Beach Parking Card

Resident Beach Parking Permit


Sun Trolley Community Bus

Another convenient option for visiting the beach and downtown locations is to park at one of our many public City lots and garages and then ride the Sun Trolley Community Bus to your destination.


Contact Us

City of Fort Lauderdale Parking Services
290 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-828-3700 (Customer Service)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm
Thursdays, 7:45 am to 5:30 pm