Parking Rules & Regulations
Treasure Island is a largely built-out barrier island community, meaning that parking is at a premium within the city. While we strive to provide as much access to our beaches and amenities as possible, we must balance that with other needs such as public safety. Therefore, the City has some local rules and regulations that must be followed by parkers throughout the city. The most pertinent rules are described below but this is not meant to be a complete list. The parking regulations that are not addressed by state statute are governed by local ordinance. However, if you cannot find the answer to your question, you may contact us using any of the methods below:
Phone: 727-547-4575, extension 241
Visitors Enjoying the Beach
For the health and safety of our residents, the City asks beach visitors not to park on any neighborhood street. Treasure Island has dozens of parking areas up and down our beach that provide hundreds of parking spots for public use. Our residents thank you for your cooperation.
Parking of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and Trailers in City Lots
While the City embraces its status as a sought-after travel destination, we are unable to accommodate the parking of any recreational vehicles, boat trailers, or travel trailers in any of our public parking lots or on public rights of way—Ord. Sec. 50-102(c) and Ord. Sec. 50-6. Travelers or visitors to Treasure Island with an RV, boat trailer, or travel trailer are strongly encouraged to plan accordingly to make alternate arrangements.
Florida Statute 316.1964 prohibits the collection of parking fees for handicapped parking in most public (e.g. city-owned) parking areas. There are a few criteria that must be met to avoid paying.
- Your vehicle must be transporting the person who has a disability and to whom the disabled parking permit or license plate was issued
- Your vehicle must display a valid (not expired) handicapped placard or license plate
- You must park in City-operated parking areas; NOT a private lot
- You still must follow all other state and local parking regulations
City of Treasure Island vs. “Public” Parking
While the City has made every effort to provide a map of all of its parking areas there are other parking lots that are open to the general public which are not included. The City of Treasure Island has no jurisdiction for the fees and fines charged in these non-City lots. Consulting the information provided herein and looking for City of Treasure Island signage are the best methods to ensure you are using City parking. City staff cannot answer any questions related to parking operations at any of the the three following locations. These areas generate most of the questions to city staff, but is by no means an exhaustive list:
- The City of St. Petersburg Municipal Lot at 112th Avenue and Gulf Blvd. is owned and operated by the City of St. Petersburg.
- The private lot near the intersection of Gulf Blvd. and West Gulf Blvd.
- The private lot at 106th Ave. and Park Place (behind our downtown restaurants).
Please consult any posted rules and regulations in these areas if you have any questions.
If you have received a parking ticket in Treasure Island, please read the citation carefully to determine who issued it. City parking tickets will read “CITY OF TREASURE ISLAND” at the top while tickets issued in private lots may list a private company. The City cannot provide any assistance for citations issued in private parking areas.
For more information about City of Treasure Island parking citations, please go to the Police Department’s page.