Hallandale Beach Parking Has Changed: The City's Parking Ordinance Revisions Are Now In Effect
August 24, 2023
Sun, sand, and surf - Hallandale Beach is a haven for locals and tourists alike. With its beautiful coastline, vibrant parks, and a bustling Hallandale Beach Boulevard corridor, it's no wonder that parking can sometimes be a challenge. However, the City of Hallandale Beach has recently implemented significant changes to its Parking Ordinance, aiming to improve Parking Accessibility and Ensure a Smoother Experience for all visitors.
A New Exemption System
One of the most significant changes brought about by the Revised Parking Ordinance is the introduction of a New Exemption System for Parking Fees in the North City Beach Park and South City Beach Park Parking Lots. Previously, Parking Fees applied to all Vehicles, regardless of their purpose or equipment. Now, the following Vehicles are Exempt from Parking Fees in these Specific Lots:
• Florida Toll Exemption Permit: Vehicles displaying this Permit are now Exempt from Parking Fees, providing a welcomed relief for certain motorists.
• Disabled Veteran "DV" License Plate: Honoring those who have Served Our Country, Vehicles displaying the "DV" License Plate can now park in these lots without Incurring Parking Fees.
• Disabled Parking Permit With Specialized Equipment: Vehicles that carry a Disabled Parking Permit and have Specialized Equipment such as: Ramps, Lifts and/or Foot or Hand Controls are also included in the Exemption System.
It's worth noting that these exemptions apply specifically to the North City Beach Park and South City Beach Park Parking Lots.
Beach & Park Parking Rules
To Maintain Order and Improve Parking Availability, the Revised Ordinance also includes some Important Rules for Parking in City Parks. These rules include:
• Reserved For Park Patrons Only: Parking Lots within City Parks are now exclusively reserved for Park Patrons. This ensures that Parking Spaces are utilized by those visiting the Parks and enjoying their Amenities.
• Pull-In Only Parking: The Ordinance Prohibits Back-In Parking, Promoting Safety and Efficient Use of Parking Spaces.
• Designated Parking Only: Vehicles are only allowed to Park in designated spots, helping to avoid congestion and confusion.
Violating these rules can result in Tickets and/or Towing, so Visitors are encouraged to comply with the Parking Guidelines to avoid any inconvenience.
Parking Hours & Locations:
The City has also set specific Parking Hours for the Beach Parking Lots. The North City Beach Parking Garage offers Public Parking from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily. Similarly, parking at South City Beach Park and Joseph Scavo Park is available daily from 7:00 a.m. until Dusk. Visitors are reminded to plan their beach visits accordingly to avoid any issues with the Parking Hours.
Convenient Payment Options
The Revised Parking Ordinance also brings Convenient Payment Options for Visitors. The PaybyPhone App is now available for All Metered Parking Locations, making it easy to pay for Parking right from your SmartPhone. Whether you're an Apple or Android User, you can Download the App before your visit, Ensuring a Hassle-FREE Parking Experience. Remember, Parking is Strictly Enforced, so using the PaybyPhone App can help you avoid any Potential Citations.
Handicap Parking Rules
The Revised Parking Ordinance also addresses the Rules for Handicap Parking. In Accordance with Florida Statute §316.1964 (8), City Code Section 28-137 stipulates that ALL drivers MUST pay to park in the City's Off-Street Parking Facilities, even in Marked and Designated Handicap Spaces. However, there are Exemptions for certain Vehicles:
• Florida Toll Exemption Permit: Vehicles displaying this Permit are Exempt from Parking Fees, even in Marked and Designated Handicap Spaces.
• Disabled Veteran "DV" License Plate: Similarly, Vehicles displaying the "DV" License Plate can park in Marked and Designated Handicap Spaces without Incurring Parking Fees.
• Disabled Parking Permit with Specialized Equipment: Vehicles with a Disabled Parking Permit and Specialized Equipment like Ramps, Lifts and/or Foot or Hand Controls are also Exempt from Parking Fees in Marked and Designated Handicap Spaces.
On-Street Hourly Parking Adjacent To Parks
For On-Street Parking adjacent to Parks, Vehicles displaying a Disabled Parking Permit or License Plate are allowed to park for FREE for up to four (4) hours in any Standard Non-Designated Handicap Space. After the four-hour limit expires, the Prevailing Parking Rate MUST be paid, or a Parking Citation with a Minimum Fine of $39.00 may be Issued. Complimentary Parking is provided only once per 24-hour period.
However, any Vehicle displaying a Disabled Parking Permit can park for FREE with NO time limitation in any Marked and Designated On-Street Handicapped Parking Space.
As per Florida Statute §320.0848, Disabled Parking Permits and License Tags MUST be Properly Displayed with a Visible Expiration Date and should ONLY be used when the Vehicle is transporting the person to whom the Disabled Permit is Issued. Misuse of Disabled Parking Permits is Strictly Prohibited!
Holiday Beach Parking Rate
During Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day Weekends, the Holiday Beach Parking Rate is in effect at North City Beach Park and South City Beach Park.
Hallandale Beach's Updated Parking Ordinance aims to create a more Accessible and Organized Parking System for all Visitors. The introduction of Exemptions for certain Vehicles in Specific Lots, Convenient Payment Options, and clear rules for Handicap Parking will undoubtedly improve the Overall Beach Experience. So whether you're a local looking to enjoy the Beach or a Tourist exploring the City's Vibrant Atmosphere, the New Parking Regulations will help Ensure a Smoother and more Enjoyable visit to Hallandale Beach.
For additional parking information, visitors can access the City's official website at: www.coHB.org/Parking