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General Information on Parking in Designated Areas

Downtown on-street parking: You get 2 hours FREE total per day with the ability to purchase up to 2 additional hours at $1.00 per hour.  For those that require more than four-hours of downtown parking, use on-street peripheral locations on Massachusetts Avenue, Main Street and Orange Street, ParkMobile zone number assigned: “2725”. For this zone, the first two hours of operation will be free of charge, followed by the ability to purchase up to seven additional continuous hours (for a grand total of up to nine hours) at the rate of $0.25 per hour plus applicable ParkMobile fees.

Add Time with ParkMobile

ParkMobile: A Smarter Way to Park LogoParkMobile helps millions of people across the US easily find and pay for parking on their mobile devices. You can use ParkMobile solutions in Downtown Lakeland to quickly pay for street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Need more time? You can add it in seconds using the ParkMobile app!


Parking Meters Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm:

  • Main Street Garage ... $1.00 per hour from 8 am to 3 pm only, free outside these hours  (Multi-Bay Meters)
  • Munn Park Lot .......... $1.00 per hour
  • Lot D ....................... $1.00 per hour
    (249 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, North of Mitchell’s Coffee House)

Combat Wounded Veteran Parking

Veterans with a Combat Wounded license plate may park in the downtown area in public spaces, both on street and pay by space, for free all day.

Online Parking Map

Peripheral Locations Available at $0.25 Per Hour


There are two (2) types of Parking Citations:

  • Unlawful Parking ................. $25 Fine
  • Disabled Parking Violation ..... $250 Fine

Unlawful citations must be answered within 21 days from the date of issue. This includes appeals, payment, or inquiry. All citations must be contested in the Clerk of Courts within 60 days from the date of issue to be accepted for hearing.

Unlawful citations are subject to a $20.00 late fee after 21 days if not paid and an additional $10.00 after 30 days.  Citations remaining unpaid after 60 days from the date of issue will have a DMV hold places on the vehicle TAG associated with the citation.  The DMV hold will be system generated and remain in place until all citations associated with the vehicle TAG are paid in full to include any applicable late fees. Account balance must be zero.

All Parking citations, to include Disabled Parking violations, remaining unpaid after 24 months from the date of issue will be handed off to the current Collections Agency.

How and where do you pay a citation?

  • Online: Pay the fine by credit card using this Online Payment Service.  There is a 2.5% transaction fee.
  • Mail (Include Check or Money Order AND Citation):
    • Mail to the address listed on the citation envelope
    • Place your payment in the Lakeland Electric Drop Box (501 E Lemon St, Lakeland, FL 33801)
  • In Person (Cash Payments) 
    • Cash payments can be made at Finance Customer Billing, City Hall (228 S Massachusetts Avenue). 

City of Lakeland G.I.S. Interactive parking application screenshotCheck out our interactive downtown parking map application!

Designed by the City of Lakeland's Geographic Information System (GIS) team, this interactive map shows all parking and type of parking that is available in Downtown Lakeland. 


For questions concerning downtown on-street parking, leased parking, or parking enforcement, please call 863.834.6303.