North beaches paid parking enforcement delayed

Delay due to software issue, Neptune Beach city officials says

North beaches paid parking enforcement begins
North beaches paid parking enforcement begins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paid parking enforcement was set to begin Wednesday at the Beaches Town Center, in both Atlantic and Neptune beaches, but the city of Neptune Beach announced Wednesday evening that the enforcement of the program was delayed due to a software issue with the parking consultant.

The city said a new enforcement date will be announced when the issue has been resolved. For more information, call 904-566-9410, email manager@northbeachesparking.com or visit northbeachesparking.com.

IMPORTANT - Enforcement of the program is delayed! For more information, please contact North Beaches Parking Directly!

Posted by City of Neptune Beach on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The program started with a soft launch last year, with the cities issuing courtesy notifications. The program aims to help manage traffic and parking in the popular shopping and dining center.

There are seven kiosks in Neptune Beach and two in Atlantic Beach, totaling more than 200 total pay-to-park spaces, which are identified by blue parkers.

The first half-hour is free, then it is $1 per half-hour. The maximum daily fee is $12.

Once enforcement begins, it will be from 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. To prevent drinking and driving, Atlantic Beach city officials said, people who park overnight will be able to get their citations waived if they have proof they took a safe ride home. Cars will not be towed.

There are discount programs available for employees who work near the beaches. Each city also has a program for its residents. Residents can visit northbeachesparking.com and click on the appropriate tab for details.

For Neptune Beach residents, there are 35 designated spaces for registered residents to use at no cost on Cherry, Walnut and Second streets.

In Atlantic Beach, residents get a 50% discount on the pay-to-park spaces if their car is registered. Click here to register.

To park, you need to pay at one of the kiosks using card or cash, or you can pay through the Flowbird app.

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