Advisories

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Registration Holds for Unpaid Parking Tickets

The Town of Fort Myers Beach will be implementing registration holds on anyone with three (3) outstanding parking violations or one (1) outstanding handicap violation in mid-August. The process for those whom have received a parking ticket is described below.

Town of Fort Myers Beach parking violation process:

  1. A parking violation is issued and must be paid within 3 business days; after 4 to 10 business days, there is an increase in the fine; and after 10 business days a final increase in the fine is assessed.
  2. After a month of being delinquent, a courtesy letter/reminder is sent to the registered vehicle owner.
  3. After the second month of delinquency, a second courtesy letter/reminder is sent to the registered vehicle owner.
  4. Beginning August 15, 2017 pursuant to Section 316.1967 (payment of parking violations) the Town will be implementing the Florida State Department of Motor Vehicles registration “hold” process, which places a hold on vehicle registrations for three (3) outstanding parking violations or one (1) outstanding handicap violation. The hold will remain in place until the fine is paid in full at Town Hall and proof is given so that the hold can be removed. No additional fee is assessed by the Department of Motor Vehicles to clear a vehicle registration hold.

The best way to avoid getting a parking ticket is to be aware of where you park (make sure you are legally parked) and read the instructions on the paystation or meter. Should you have any questions or problems, you may contact B.A.S.E. at (239) 463-5888 during business hours 9:00AM-9:00PM seven days a week; this number is also provided on each paystation and parking meter.

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