Convenient on street parking is available at approximately 3,000-timed parking spaces within the City of Sarasota. Parking in one of the City's On-Street parking spaces can, at peak times of the day, become challenging to locate a space near your desired location.
Please note time restrictions where marked to avoid being cited for parking over the time limit. Timed parking enforcement hours are consistently monitored in all the city's parking districts Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. There is no timed enforcement on Saturdays, Sundays, or City Holidays.
Handicap Parking Restrictions throughout city lots and the city garages there is time restrictions for handicap/disabled parking.
Motorcycle parking is available throughout downtown Sarasota, please be aware of the difference between motorcycle parking and disabled parking spaces. Signs may look similar but they READ differently.
*No overnight RV Parking is permitted, and vehicles need to fit within the allowed parking spaces.
An important note: The city works very hard at protecting public parking spaces through time restrictions. City of Sarasota parking code 33-118, "...prohibits a parker from relocating from one space to another on that block or any other block within one block radius in any direction for the original parking space, including both sides of the relevant streets...". This ordinance applies in off-street parking facilities as well.
Where spaces are lined, park in the designated space is required under local ordinance. This is done to ensure the most efficient use of parking and make more spaces available and easier for everyone to find and use parking. If a vehicle wheel is outside of the designated space/line, this could cause a safety hazard and prevent other parking customers from adequately parking in the adjacent space.
For commercial vendors that require on-street access beyond the time limit, right of way permits may be available for use. Contact the City of Sarasota, Engineering Division at 941.965.2200 ext. 4375. More information can be obtained here.