Jacksonville, FL — Paid parking in Atlantic and Neptune Beaches won’t be strictly enforced just yet.
The enforcement date was originally scheduled for Jan. 15, but a software issue is causing the delay.
Doug Ganson with North Beaches Paid Parking said they are working diligently to get it running.
“We had a little bit of a hiccup with the programming involving the Atlantic Beach resident discount program, because of that we have delayed enforcement until we get that worked out,” Ganson said.
In the meantime, Ganson said you are still required to pay to park. However, they will not be issuing fine citations at this time.
Ganson said the paid parking program was implemented to open up spaces to benefit the businesses.
Before, he said people were taking up spots for anywhere between 4 and 6 hours.
Now, they are turning over spaces every 1 hour and 51 minutes.
The paid parking program began with a soft launch on Oct. 17 to inform businesses, neighbors and visitors of the new rules and regulations.
Customers can pay at the kiosks using a credit card or cash. The kiosks will accept $1, $5 and $10 bills.
The machines will not give change, so cash payments must be exact-change only.
You can also download the Flowbird app to pay directly from your phone. There’s a 35 cents fee for each transaction.
Paid parking will be enforced from 11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
If you have questions about how the paid parking system works, click here.