Normal Parking Enforcement Returns to Downtown Pensacola

Posted: May 28, 2020 02:21 pm Updated: Oct 18, 2023 12:24 am

Following a two-month pause in parking enforcement in public parking lots and spaces located in the downtown district, the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) on May 26th approved its parking committee’s recommendation to resume normal operations effective Friday, May 29th. Parking enforcement downtown was all but suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the State of Florida “Safer at Home” orders. 

“Within the DIB district there are many different users competing for the same spaces, so managing the parking inventory is critical,” said DIB Executive Director Lissa Dees. “Now that traffic is returning downtown, limits on parking duration will help to increase turnover so that more people can use the same number of parking spaces,” she said.

Dees said that despite returning to normal operations, the DIB plans to take a phased-in approach and give first-time offenders a written warning. “People are ready to return downtown with their families and friends, and we’re ready to welcome them. Our goal is to ease traffic flow so that everyone has an equal opportunity to park near their favorite downtown businesses.” 

Dees reminded that while there are marked handicapped spaces, any DIB-managed space may be used free of charge when an official, current handicap-accessible tag is visibly displayed.

A full list of parking rates and information about how to find and pay for parking downtown may be found at



How do I contact Pensacola Downtown Parking Management District (DPMD)? 

You can contact DPMD by calling (850) 434-5372 or emailing


What is the safest way to pay for parking? 

While pay machines are being continually sanitized for the health and safety of the community, we strongly recommend downloading the Passport Parking app from the Google Play or App Store and paying online.


How do I pay for a parking citation?

We encourage you to pay for parking citations either by phone at 1 (866) 890-2807 or online at


How do I appeal a parking citation?

You can appeal a citation by mail by following the instructions on the citation or online at: