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Parking in Tampa Just Got Easier

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Beginning July 1, 2023, the City of Tampa’s Parking Division will be implementing two new city-wide initiatives to make the City of Tampa more accessible for residents and visitors.

ADA Accessibility: Beginning July 1,2023, any individual properly displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate, can park for free for up to four (4) hours in a properly marked on-street metered space. It is NO LONGER a requirement to interact with a pay station or initiate a parking session through any of the mobile apps to receive the free four (4) hour parking session.

“We’re excited to launch these changes the day of Boom by the Bay, allowing families and visitors of all abilities to enjoy our downtown without barriers or limitations,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “By providing hours of free ADA parking spaces throughout Tampa, we are sending a clear message that every individual, regardless of their abilities, deserves equal opportunities to participate in and experience all that our community has to offer.”

Multi-App Environment: As the City of Tampa continues to expand and develop, the Mobility Department’s Parking Division aims to keep transportation and parking infrastructure at the forefront of advancement. The Parking Division has partnered with four (4) of the major mobile parking payment applications in the nation to provide a touchless parking experience.

“With more than 16,000 parking spaces across the city, we wanted to ensure that our residents and visitors are equipped with the most convenient and innovative methods to make parking payment transactions effortless,” said Parking Division Manager Fed Revolte.

“The multi-app option offers a convenient parking opportunity for visitors traveling from around the country to utilize a mobile application they are familiar with,” added Austin Britt, Parking Planning Coordinator.

The mobile apps Passport, PayByPhone, ParkMobile, and Flowbird are free to download from the App Store or Google Play Store and allow users to pay for parking using their smartphones.