Previously, this article stated that St. Pete Beach added the ability to fine drivers every two hours. The City has always had the ability to fine parking violators every two hours. The Gabber apologizes for the error.
Parking fines in St. Pete Beach have been slowly climbing for years.
This June, the City bumped up parking fines to $40.
Drivers who do not pay the City’s meters after parking can be ticketed $40 – every two hours until the car is moved or the meter is paid.
“The fine was raised to $40, but we have always had the ability to ticket every two hours,” St. Pete Beach Mayor Al Johnson wrote to the Gabber via email.
In addition to the raised fines for the parking lots, the City raised the fine for parking in a residential area without a permit to $90.
Those cited can pay their tickets online.