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- Residential Parking Permit Program
Residential Parking Permit Program
The residential parking permit is available to purchase online for $39.13. This price includes tax, credit card processing, and administrative fees.
The permit also allows you to park in six (6) City lots for four hours a day.
- The Park and Ride on Grinnell
- The main lot at the Key West Bight on Caroline
- The Fire Station on Angela Street
- Smathers Beach
- The Truman Waterfront Park
- Fire Station 2 lot on Simonton Street
- The Jackson Square lot located behind the courthouse. The permit is only good in Jackson Square evenings and on weekends.
Click here for a list of City Parking Lots and Rates
The 2022/2023 Permit
It's time to renew your Residential Parking Permit for Old Town. The stickers will help ensure that marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
If you already have last year's permit, you can renew it easily online by clicking here or stopping by the rear entrance of City Hall 1300 White Street Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
After October 31, 2022, last year's pink conch shell permits will no longer be valid for parking in the spaced marked "Residential" in the historic neighborhoods, nor will they grant the 4-hour free parking credit (one time per day) in select City lots.
This year's Residential Parking Permit is proud to display the Southernmost Buoy and will be mailed to your address on file if you apply or renew online.
The permits cost $39.13 for a full year of parking. You will need to apply if you did not purchase one last year.
You can apply in-person or online. Applicants must upload proof of residency, a valid driver's license, and vehicle registration to qualify for a residential permit.
In addition to ensuring that residents can park in the marked residential spaces, the permit allows for parking for up to four hours, one time per day, without paying in any one of the five parking lots:
List of Parking Lots
- Fire Station #2 in the 600 block of Simonton – Zone 33054
- Key West Bight main lot in the 800 block of Caroline – Zone 33046
- Park N Ride garage in the 300 block of Grinnell – Zone 33048
- Truman Waterfront Park (except during events) —Zone 33051
- Smathers Beach on-street parking on South Roosevelt Blvd – Zone 33053
- Jackson Square behind the county courthouse, nights and weekends only – Zone 33049
Who Can Qualify
- Residents of the City of Key West
- Key West Real Estate Property Owners
- Active Military Personnel Stationed in Key West
- Seasonal Residents Who Reside in Key West for Four (4) Months or Longer
- Businesses Holding Business Tax Receipt (License) with the City of Key West
All other parking regulations remain unaffected by this permit program. For example, no boat, trailer, RV, or vehicle over 20 feet in length, can park on-street or in municipal lots. Additionally, all cars parked on-street must be moved every 72 hours (three days) per the existing City Code.
With a valid Residential Permit, vehicles can park in marked "Resident Permit" spaces on the street located within the Historic District. Additionally, vehicles can park in certain parking lots for four (4) hours one time per day without paying.
Please note; you must enter your license plate number and permit number into Parking Pay Station to receive your four (4) hour parking credit.
Purchase the New Digital Parking Permits online!
- How do I apply for a residential parking permit?
- How much does the Residential permit cost?
- What proof of eligibility do I need to apply for the permit?
- I own a business in Key West. Is my vehicle eligible for a Residential Parking Permit?
- Where can I park with the Residential Permit?
- May I park in pay to parking lots using my Residential permit?
- May I park in the unmarked spaces with the Residential permit?
- I bought a Residential permit in June, is it valid until next June?
- My mailing address says Key West, but I live up the Keys, can I get a Residential Permit?
- I bought a residential permit, but am moving out of town, can I get a refund?
- I lease my vehicle, can I get a residential permit?
- My car is registered in someone else’s name (for example: my parent’s or my wife’s or business) can I register it for the residential parking program?
- My car is not registered in Florida, (or Driver’s License is from another state). Can I apply for the permit?
- I have more than one vehicle, can I register them all?