Resident Beach Parking Permit
Making Our Beaches Safer and Free to Residents!
The City is expanding lifeguard protection to North Beach and giving Fort Lauderdale residents free beach parking with the new Resident Beach Parking Permit.
Metered Parking at North Beach
Under an innovative plan approved by the City, parking fees collected at North Beach are dedicated to funding lifeguard protection. Twenty-five new, multi-space meters have been installed along A1A (east and west side) from Sunrise Blvd. north to NE 19th St. This allows the City to increase public safety at its beach with no cost passed on to its residents. The City is adding five new lifeguard towers to the 15 towers currently stationed along the 2-1/2 mile stretch of beach, and Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue has added eight new certified lifeguards and appointed two new lieutenants to protect beachgoers.
Great Value for City Residents
Frequent beachgoers will enjoy the value of free parking and easier access to the beach. City residents will be able to park free at North Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (formerly South Beach), and the North Birch/Intracoastal E-Lot with the annual purchase of a Resident Beach Parking Permit.
Effective October 1, 2013, the price of the Resident Beach Parking Permit is $24.
Resident Beach Parking Permits Are On Sale Now!
City residents can apply for a Resident Beach Parking Permit online or in-person at Transportation and Mobility, 290 NE 3rd Avenue. Weekday hours are 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. Extended hours on Thursday are 7:45 am to 5:30 pm. Permits cost $24 for one year (there is an additional $6 fee if you would like the permit mailed to you). Call 954-828-3700 for more information.
Proof of City residency is required. Required documents include a valid twelve month residential lease or proof of ownership of a homesteaded property within the incorporated city limits of the City of Fort Lauderdale, a current vehicle registration, a current driver's license, and a current utility bill (within the past 30 days). Acceptable utility bills are water, electric or cable. The name and address on all four documents must be the same. For payment online, we accept Visa or Mastercard only. The expired Resident Beach Parking Permit must be returned to the Parking Services office in order to purchase a replacement permit online or in the office.
Non-Resident Visitor Parking Rates
- North Beach (On A1A (east and west side) from Sunrise Blvd. north to NE 19th St.): $1.75 per hour, 5 am to 11 pm (no parking after 11 pm) [NOTE: North Beach is divided in two sections: North Beach North End, located at NE 13 Street to NE 18 Street, where it is $1.75 per hour 5 am to 11 pm (no parking after 11 pm); and
North Beach South End, located from Sunrise Blvd to NE 13 Street, where it is $1.75 per hour 5 am to 4 am (no parking 4 am to 5 am)]
- Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (700 Seabreeze Blvd.): $1.75 per hour at the meter, 5 am to 2 am (no parking after 2 am)
- E-Lot (N. Birch Rd. and E. Las Olas Blvd.): $1.00 per hour, 7 am to 7 pm; $1.50 per hour, 7 pm to 2 am
Alternatives to Beach Parking
BCT: The Way to Go
Broward County Transit is the number one public transportation option for transit service to and from Fort Lauderdale Beach. Several rate plans are offered, including a 31-Day Pass starting at $20. Rates and schedules are available at www.broward.org/bct or call 954-357-8400.
Sun Trolley: Need a ride? Just wave!
For weekends and late nights, the Sun Trolley can be hailed like a cab. Service runs every ten minutes and is only 50¢. Schedules are available at www.SunTrolley.com or call 954-761-3543.