Freight Loading Parking Permit Program

Throughout our city we have three types of parking options devoted for the use of commercial deliveries. These are Commercial Loading Zones (CLZ), Freight Loading Zones(FLZ) and Alley Loading Permit (AL). These spaces were designated in order to reduce traffic congestion and prevent “after hours” commercial delivery activities (lift gates, alarms, etc.) from bothering sleeping residents or hotel guests.

A Freight Loading Zone (FLZ) is a posted on-street parking area, typically between 60′ and 100′ long (three to five parking spaces), for the use of commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 10,000 lbs. Posted signs provide permitted hours, days, time limits, payment options, and prohibitions. In order to use these spaces you must have a valid permit registered through the parking department, or pay the meter.

Commercial Loading Zone (CLZ) is a posted on-street or off-street parking area for the use of any commercial vehicle. Posted signs provide details about the permitted hours, days and time limits.

An Alley Loading Permit (AL) allows for the use of an area within the city right-of-way typically providing “backdoor” access to commercial establishments or residential properties for loading opportunities. In order to use these areas, an Alley Loading Permit is required. An AL permit is granted to vehicles with a gross weight of less than 10,000 lbs. It is intended for the use of smaller vehicles servicing commercial establishments. Parcel and mail delivery service providers with FLZ permits are honored in AL permit zones; however, these parcel/mail vehicles must honor AL permit regulations. Alleys are important access points for emergency vehicles; therefore, AL permit holders must maintain access for emergency vehicles.

Freight and Commercial Loading Zone Interactive Web Map

The Freight and Commercial Loading Zone Interactive Web Map shows the locations of Commercial Loading Zones and Freight Loading Zones throughout the City of Miami Beach.

See updated information provided on LTC 318-2014 below

On May 28, 2014, the Mayor and City Commission approved an ordinance establishing new freight loading regulations on August 1, 2014. The City’s goal is to facilitate loading activities for purveyors and businesses alike.

New and expanded freight loading zones (FLZ) as well as alley loading (AL) regulations require an “FLZ” or “AL” permit, respectively. Freight loading zone and alley loading (electronic) permits may be purchased at the City’s Service Center, located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, Suite 100, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Service Center hours are Monday to Friday, excluding Holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The vehicle’s license plate serves as its electronic permit. Parking enforcement is equipped with LPR (license plate recognition) readers to confirm validity. Subsequently, permittees will have an online account (login and password) to manage their fleet and make revisions to vehicle assignments in real time. In the interim, users may send revisions to flzhotline@miamibeachfl.gov.

For more detailed information regarding regulations, enforcement, zone locations, and more, please refer to the links provided below.

Freight and Alley Loading Zone Additional Information:

Freight Loading and Alley Loading Zone Permit FAQs

LTC 012-2015 Initiatives for Prioritization of Traffic Flow on Major Thoroughfares

LTC 247-2014 Freight Loading Regulations

Enforcement Procedures

FLZ N Collins 63 – 75 Street Notice

Freight/Alley Loading Program Notice – Alton/West

Freight Loading Zone Introductory Letter

CMB Ordinance 2014-3873

Alley and Freight Application

Posted Regulations – Samples