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, 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.
Insert coins in slot for time desired.
Pull receipt from slot and display on dashboard.
To Pay With Debit/Credit Card:
Minimum charge amount is for two hours.
Press blue button (+), press again to add more time (adds one hour at a time).
When desired time is reached, press green/Next button (P) to confirm transaction.
Insert and remove credit card with magnetic strip to the right.
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
|| Yes, you must park in the direction of traffic on your side of the road. |
|| If you park past the amount of time purchased, you will be fined. |
|| Parking near a hydrant is a severe safety hazard in an emergency! |
|Parking in Handicap Space
|| Disabled people have to pay as well; without a valid permit, you pay extra! |
|No Readable Receipt
|| If Parking staff can see you have a receipt, but it isn't legible... |
|| A full day only costs a maximum of $24, depending on location.|
|| Parking at a yellow curb or non-designated space or area. |
|| 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.