Beginning October 1, residents can purchase their new annual residential parking permit for Old Town. The new orange stickers will help ensure marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
The new orange permits cost just $10 a year. They are available at the Monroe County Tax Assessor’s office at the Harvey Government Center. Applicants will need to show proof of residency in Key West as well as a driver’s license and vehicle registration in order to obtain the residential parking permit.
Old Town has over 1000 parking spaces marked as residential. Eligible vehicles will have exclusive rights to these spaces. The permits are available to residents, real estate property owners, military personnel stationed in Key West, seasonal residents who reside within the city for over four months of the year, and business vehicles affiliated with a business licensed in the city.
The parking permit does not in any way affect the 750 unmarked spaces or the 60 handicapped parking spaces in Old Town. Downtown workers who are not eligible for the permits are encouraged to explore the special $25 a month permit at the Park N Ride on Caroline Street.
Permits need to be renewed every October, and this sticker will override last year’s green one. All other parking regulations remain unaffected by this permit program. For example, no boat, trailer, RV, or vehicle over 20 feet in length is allowed to park on-street or in municipal lots. Additionally, City code requires that all vehicles parked on the street must be moved every 72 hours.