Parking Information

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Parking OperationsParking Operations Division (P.O.D.)

The City of Sarasota Parking Division is responsible for oversight of the City’s parking assets and management of the parking system. Among the services that the Parking Division currently oversees they include:

  • Garage Operations & Maintenance Service
  • Off Street Surface Parking Lots
  • On Street Parking Spaces
  • Parking Enforcement of City and State Parking Ordinances
  • Valet Parking Permits
  • Employee Parking Permits
  • Residential Parking Permits
  • Collection of Parking Fines
  • Parking Projects
  • Statistical Reporting
  • i-Ride, a free downtown electric vehicle transportation service

Where can I park?

  • 3,000 + public parking spaces in Downtown Sarasota
  • Curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages
  • Timed parking restrictions (where signs indicate) Mon-Fri 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • City holidays excluded from time restrictions

Parking Cost

  • Public parking is presently provided at no cost
  • Time restrictions may apply (2-3 hours)
  • A $5.00 fee may be charged during “peak” times for entry to Palm and State St. Garage

Citywide Parking Program Code

Citywide Strategic Parking Plan

Contact Information

  • Follow us on Twitter: @SRQParking
  • Parking Division Phone:  954-7057
  • Email:
  • Facebook: SRQParking

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