City of Tampa Skyline from Julian B Lane Park

City of Tampa Parking Master Plan

Parking Master Plan Overview

Tampa’s Parking Division is dedicated to providing an outstanding parking and mobility experience for residents, visitors, employees, and customers throughout the city of Tampa. Answering the call to action of Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming City of Tampa’s Tomorrow, the Parking Division seeks to "Reinvent Urban Parking". The Tampa Parking Master Plan will serve as a strategic approach to enhancing the parking experience, meeting and exceeding industry best practices, and establishing a data-driven approach to parking management and fully integrating data into the decision making processes.

7th Avenue in Ybor City with On-Street Parking

Master Plan Timeline

  • Summer/Fall 2023

    Phase 1: Define
    • Develop and understanding of the existing conditions of Tampa's Parking System.
    • Identify industry best practices and innovative strategies used by modern parking programs.
    • Determine opportunities to enhance Tampa's parking system and align with industry best practices.
  • Fall 2023 - Summer 2024

    Phase 2: Plan
    • Establish a strategic plan for Tampa's current and future parking system.
    • Modernize policies and protocols to support change throughout Tampa.
    • Develop a framework that guides Tampa's approach to parking and equips the Division with strategies that enhance parking and mobility.
  • Fall 2024 - Summer 2025

    Phase 3: Implement
    • Spearhead changes to the parking and mobility system through the introduction of best practices, curb space reallocation, and updates to off-street parking facilities.
    • Enhance customer experience by launching pilot programs and new technology that provide insight into the parking system and expanded mobility offerings.
    • Routinely engage customers and stakeholder to assess their needs and the impact of programmatic changes on their parking and mobility experience.
  • Summer 2025 & Beyond

    Phase 4: Sustain
    • Invest in technology and infrastructure that supports the long-term success of Tampa's parking system.
    • Perform annual evaluations of system performance against key performance indicators and industry best practices, and report findings to the public.
    • Maintain an financially sustainable system by streamlining expenses, automating manual processes, and monitoring system performance.
Mural on Poe Garage

July 19th, 2024

Live Music at Irish 31

1611 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Catch us on the street along S. Dakota Ave!

August 17th 2024

Monster Jam 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602 (Amalie Arena)

See you at the event!

August 7th, 2024

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

Lykes Gaslight Square Park

Visit our table and provide your feedback!


More Engagement Opportunities to be Announced Soon


Tampa Convention Center Garage Pay Stations

Completed Reports

Title page of the Financial Summary Report for the Parking Master Plan

Tampa’s Parking Division prioritizes financial sustainability and maintaining a fiscally responsible approach to parking program management. This is reflected in recent changes to Tampa’s parking system and corresponding increase in net profit. The following highlights the financial standing of the Parking Division for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023. This serves as a condensed summary report, and the presentation of this financial information does not conform to generally accepted accounting principles or related reporting standards. Additionally, this report is for informational purposes only, and does not serve as a substitute for the City of Tampa’s standard budgeting process.