New Online System Simplifies Ticket Appeals
Posted: Oct 16, 2018 2:13 PMUpdated: Dec 14, 2018 7:38 PM
Appealing a parking citation used to be a complex process – that’s why the DIB recently implemented an online ticket appeal system. Visit and click the option “I would like to appeal my parking ticket,” then enter your ticket number to get started.  Alternatively, you can still appeal a ticket by mail by completing all the information on the back side of the ticket and providing a brief explanation before mailing the ticket to: DPMD, PO Box 12332, Pensacola, FL 32591.  Keep in mind that tickets may be appealed for up to 15 days from the original ticket date. Ticket holders have 15 days to submit an online appeal—or postmark a mailed appeal—or the appeal will be automatically denied. If your appeal is denied, an administrative fee of $15 will be automatically added to the original ticket amount.
Free parking downtown? Here's where to find it.
Posted: Oct 16, 2018 2:07 PMUpdated: Nov 10, 2018 10:19 PM
Nearly 40 percent of the downtown parking spots managed by the Downtown Improvement Board are free all day, every day. The most important thing to remember is there's a two-hour time limit on these free spots. Having a limit ensures that there is regular turnover, to give everyone equal access to free downtown parking.  Did you know that free parking is available just off Main St. in the Harborview On the Bay parking garage at W. Cedar and S. Baylen? There is also free on-street parking along Tarragona Street between Garden and Government Streets. And parking down the main downtown corridor, Palafox Street, is free as well. These are just a handful of the free parking locations downtown.In some areas the two-hour time limit has not been enforced regularly. The DIB has begun a campaign to educate the public about free parking locations as well as the two-hour limits. During a public awareness period that ends Oct. 24, parking ambassadors will issue “gentle reminders” with warning tickets for vehicles parked longer than two hours. Then, from Oct. 25-Nov. 25, they will issue official warnings (i.e., the second time a vehicle overstays, a $10 citation will be written.) The 2-hour parking limit will be fully in effect beginning Nov. 25.
DIB-Managed Parking: Positive Changes in the Works
Posted: Sep 24, 2018 6:38 PMUpdated: Dec 14, 2018 7:35 PM
Parking is a top priority for the DIB. As our district becomes more vibrant and successful, addressing parking challenges is a constant focus, and we are launching major improvements that will help us provide a more convenient, intuitive parking experience.  Forty broken and obsolete parking meters are being upgraded to modern standards. An efficient, more accurate “pay-by-plate” system is being introduced. And soon you won’t need to walk back to your car to put a parking receipt on your dash. We are also vetting a shortlist of top parking app providers to make sure we have the best choice for Pensacola. We’ll provide updates on how these changes may impact the public early and often. In the meantime, we are working to educate everyone on the importance of having your license plate number handy when you park downtown. Be sure to take a photo of your license plate or write your tag number down, as you will need it to park downtown starting Oct. 20.