FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PARKING IN FLORENCE, AL

Q: How do I pay a parking ticket? How do I appeal a parking ticket that I think was wrongly issued?

A:
Parking tickets are adjudicated by the Florence Municipal Court of the city of Florence. Read the instructions on the back of the ticket for information on how to pay or call a magistrate at (256) 760-6625.

Q: I received a ticket at a broken parking meter. How can I get the ticket dismissed and report the meter for repair?

A: Call (256) 760-6684. Our meter technician will make any necessary repairs. Follow the instructions on the back of the ticket or call a magistrate at (256) 760-6625 with the Florence Municipal Court, which adjudicates summonses. The magistrate will check to verify whether the parking meter was broken.

Q: What do I do if the meter is not working?

A: To report a broken meter, please call (256) 760-6684 or email: fchaney@florenceal.org. Please give meter number or location.

Q: What are the hours of parking meter enforcement?

A: Parking meters are enforced normally Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Q: What are the parking rates in the parking deck?

A: $ .20 cents per hour; $12.00 monthly for levels A & B; $10.00 monthly for levels C-M
Call the parking deck manager at (256) 767-3260 for availability.

Q: Which other lots are available for public parking?

A: 1 lot located on W. Tombigbee Street. $ .50 per day or $10.00 monthly.
1 lot located on E. Tombigbee Street. $ .50 per day or $10.00 monthly.
Call parking deck manager at (256) 767-3260 for availability.

Q: What are the parking meter rates?

A: $ .05 for 12 minutes - $ .10 for 24 minutes - 1 quarter for one hour. There is a 2 hour maxium.

Q: Are parking revenues important?

A: Yes, very. No city, college, airport, hospital or other public institution is in business to make a profit on parking. But strict enforcement of parking regulations designed to improve traffic flow, business development, and efficient transportation can serve as a major disincentive to scofflaws and drivers who may be uncaring about blocking a fire hydrant or emergency lane. And the fines those drivers pay can help defray the need for higher taxes or reduced services.