The city of Miami Beach is launching a new parking app for iPhone and Android that will enable you to park at metered spaces and in city garages without worrying about cash; they bill directly to a credit card.
The app, called ParkMobile, is a free download, and city residents who properly register the app save money on their parking. Registering requires a trip to the city parking office. Here’s the lowdown, from the city website:
Miami Beach residents will enjoy the discounted hourly parking rate of $1.00 per hour in South Beach (south of Dade Blvd/23rd Street) in lieu of the retail meter hourly rate of $1.75. This equates to a 43% discount!
Additionally, ParkMobile has agreed to waive transactional fees for qualifying Miami Beach residents. Miami Beach residents, who are actively participating in one the City’s residential parking permit programs, are automatically pre-qualified for the resident parking rate discount/transaction fee waiver when they enroll with ParkMobile. Just download the app and start parking!
In order to enjoy the parking rate discount and transaction fee waiver residents who are NOT currently participating in any of the City’s residential parking permit programs, will need to register at the City of Miami Beach Customer Service Center located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, Suite 100, Miami Beach, Florida and provide the following information:
• Valid Photo ID – Issued by local, state, or federal agency (driver’s license, passport)
• Valid Vehicle Registration – vehicle registration belonging to the person applying for the exemption. If the vehicle is registered to a different person, the resident must provide proof of insurance.
• Valid Proof of Miami Beach Residency – one (1) of the following items must be provided at the time of registration: monthly bill/statement with the resident’s name and address. Current statement must have been mailed within the last 30 days. IMPORTANT NOTE: Internet/electronic bills are not acceptable proof of residency.
o Utility bill (electric, phone, gas, cable)
o Mobile phone carrier statement
o Bank statement
o Credit card statement (credit card number must be obstructed)
o Vehicle insurance statement
o Mortgage statement
o Property tax statement (last one received)
Once registered, ParkMobile will automatically update your ParkMobile account status and you may start enjoying your discounted parking rate and ParkMobile fee waiver.