403 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
tel. (912)786-4573
Parking Services Mission Statement
The mission of Parking Services is to support and enhance the experience of visiting Tybee Island by providing safe and accessible, on-street and surface-lot parking.
 
The planning and implementation of an effective parking program includes the use of parking permits along with the enforcement of rules, policies, regulations, and ordinances.
 
We also collect parking revenues and maintain records of all related information and financial data.

How to use the Pay-and-Display Parking Kiosks on Tybee
How to use the Pay-and-Display Parking Kiosks on Tybee
 
There are now signs on Highway 80 before you even get to Tybee giving notice that there is no free parking on the island. Contrary to how it might feel, this policy is not a "got-cha" effort to catch people who haven't paid for the parking space and make them pay the fines instead. We just want everyone to pay the required fee for parking. These revenues help pay for many of the services that people expect whenever they go to the beach, like restrooms, lifeguards, beach clean-up, and so on. Even so, many people are unfamiliar with Pay-and-Display systems in the first place, and our kiosks require that you perform all the actions needed to purchase your receipt in a certain order. Because it's not exactly what you're used to when you pay for your groceries at check out, some folks find it confusing. So, to bring home the point that you must pay, and to help those who may have trouble with this unfamiliar process, we've made this short little video to help you with the steps necessary to purchase your parking receipt. Hopefully, this will help to reduce the problems you have and to enjoy your visit to the beach!

Parking Services General Information
As much as we wish to welcome our visitors in the most hospitable way, we could not afford to keep lifeguards on the beach, keep the beach clean, provide emergency services, take care of stray and wild animals, provide our July 4th Fireworks, warn everyone of impending inclement weather from the wind and tides, and generally keep Tybee a safe and pleasant place to visit if we gave away free parking. Therefore,

THERE IS NO FREE PARKING ON TYBEE!
 
Please review the information below which describes use of our Pay-and-Display parking system, which is enforced 8am - 8pm, 365 days a year. Pay before you leave your car and leave your receipt on your car's dash. To help you out, we provide details in our...

Guide to Painless Parking

The City of Tybee Island has made the transition to Pay-and-Display equipment.  The barrier gate systems have been removed as well as many of the traditional parking meters.  The rates are $1.50 per hour on the side streets and Butler Ave and $2.00 per hour at the beach-side lots and south of 14th Street, 8:00AM to 8:00PM year-round, including weekends and holidays.

Annual decals are available at Tybee Island City Hall for $150.00 ($125.00 for those 62 or older) and are valid for one year from month of purchase. The decals must be placed on the driver's exterior windshield in order to be valid.  Motorcycle stickers are also available for the same fee and must be placed on the front forks of the bike for visibility to a parking officer (see figure).

Visitors may purchase up to 3 days with a credit card at the Pay-and-Display machines.

To Pay With Cash:

Machines will accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar coins.

  1. Insert coins in slot for time desired.
  2. Press print button.
  3. Pull receipt from slot and display on dashboard.

To Pay With Debit/Credit Card:

Minimum charge amount is for two hours.

  1. Press "+" button, press again to add more time (adds one hour at a time).
  2. When desired time is reached, press "P" (Next) button  to confirm transaction.
  3. Insert and remove credit card with magnetic strip to the right.
  4. Pull receipt from hinged slot area and display on dashboard.
The receipt from the Pay & Display machine is valid at any valid parking space, including the conventional metered spots. 

Table of Parking Fines:
Parking Against Traffic $20  Yes, you must park in the direction of traffic on your side of the road. 
Expired Time $20  If you park past the amount of time purchased, you will be fined. 
Fire Hydrant $100  Parking near a hydrant is a severe safety hazard in an emergency! 
Parking in Handicap Space $100  Disabled people have to pay as well; without a valid permit, you pay extra! 
No Readable Receipt $20  If Parking staff can see you have a receipt, but it isn't legible... 
No Receipt $35  A full day only costs a maximum of $24, depending on location.
Prohibited Parking $50  Parking at a yellow curb or non-designated space or area
Late Fee $10  If you do not pay your fine before the due date, a late fee is assessed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Tybee Island at 912 472-5101.

Click HERE to pay your parking fine online.
 
For a review of how plans to provide parking on the island have progressed, you can see the proposal created as part of a study in 2005 by downloading here.

Available lots and parking areas on Tybee Island
Click here to download a general guide showing parking lots and major parking areas.
Be sure to read the details of using parking kiosks and meters below to make sure you don't get a ticket! Remember, there is NO free parking on the island!

Have a whale of a time on Tybee, but don't forget to pay to park!
 


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