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LOCAL LAWS & REGULATIONS
LOCAL LAWS & REGULATIONS
The following is illegal:
- Consumption of alcohol in public
- Smoking tobacco or marijuana on beaches or in parks
- Possession or consumption of narcotics
- Driving under the influence
- Driving a scooter or vehicle irresponsibly
- Violence of any kind
PROHIBITED ON THE BEACH:
- Smoking cigarettes or filtered tobacco products
- Narcotics and marijuana
- Large tents, tables or similar structures
- Loud music
- Large coolers
- Glass containers
- Styrofoam and plastic straws
MB City Code Sec 82-443
Effective January 1, 2023, the City of Miami Beach has banned cigarette smoking and other tobacco products from public beaches and parks as per Ordinance 2022-4509. Fines range from $100 - $500 or up to 60 days in jail.
Up to 98% of cigarette filters are made of plastic fibers, which leads to an estimated 1.69 billion pounds of trash each year and each butt can take up to 10 years to disintegrate.
Let’s all do our part and keep our beautiful beaches clean!
A flat parking rate of $30 will be in effect at the following city-owned parking garages: 7 Street and Collins Avenue (G1), 12 Street and Washington Avenue (G2), 13 Street and Collins Avenue (G3), 16 Street between Collins and Washington avenues (G4), 17 Street and Convention Center Drive (G5), Pennsylvania Avenue and Lincoln Lane North (G9), 18 Street and Meridian Avenue (G7), 18 Street and Bay Road (G10) and 23 Street and Liberty Avenue (G12). The flat parking rate does not apply to residents, access card holders or authorized employees.
We will have enhanced parking enforcement and increased towing of illegally parked vehicles throughout March — with priority given to residential areas. The nonresident towing rate will be $516 — double the normal rate — for vehicles towed in South Beach within the boundaries of 23 Street and Dade Boulevard on the north (including properties fronting the north side of 23 Street or Dade Boulevard), Government Cut on the south, Biscayne Bay on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
ADDITIONAL HIGH-IMPACT MEASURES FOR MARCH 7-10 AND MARCH 14-17:
Parking garages in South Beach will be CLOSED beginning on Thursday at 6 a.m. - Monday at 6 a.m. including: 7 Street and Collins Avenue (G1), 12 Street and Washington Avenue (G2), 13 Street and Collins Avenue (G3), 16 Street between Collins and Washington avenues (G4), 17 Street and Convention Center Drive (G5), Pennsylvania Avenue and Lincoln Lane North (G9), 18 Street and Meridian Avenue (G7), 18 Street and Bay Road (G10) and 23 Street and Liberty Avenue (G12).
A $100 flat fee parking rate will be in effect for the 42 Street garage between Royal Palm and Sheridan avenues (G6).
All surface lots, south of 42 Street will be closed beginning on Thursday at 6 a.m. - Monday at 6 a.m. The surface lot between Royal Palm and Prairie avenues (P63) will be exempt.
The above parking garage restrictions and flat parking rates do not apply to residents, access card holders, permit holder or authorized employees. Surface lot permit holders are approved to park in garages during these two weekends.
Parking will be restricted on Collins Avenue from 5 Street to Española Way starting at 5 a.m. from March 7-11, March 14-18 and March 21-24.
Parking will be restricted on Washington Avenue from 5 Street to 16 Street starting at 5 a.m. from March 7-11, March 14-18 and March 21-24.
Parking along the 100 blocks from 6-14 streets will be restricted 24 hours per day from March 7-10, March 14-17 and March 21-24. Residential Zone 5 parking permit holders are exempt from these restrictions, unless noted with posted signage.
Parking along the 200 blocks from 6-15 streets will be restricted nightly from 6 p.m.- 7 a.m. from March 7-10, March 14-17 and March 21-24. Residential Zone 5 parking permit holders are exempt from these restrictions, unless noted with posted signage.
Miami Beach Trolleys
The Miami Beach free citywide trolley service will operate an enhanced service, with one additional vehicle operating on the South Beach Loops A and B and two additional vehicles operating on the Collins Express (for a total of four additional vehicles in service). The enhanced trolley service will run from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. from March 8-11 and March 15-17.
For the entire month of March, the following high-impact measures will be in place every Thursday through Sunday:
Beach entrances on Ocean Drive will close at 6 p.m. and be limited to 5, 10 and 12 streets with security checkpoints to ensure prohibited items do not enter the beach.
Packaged liquor stores in the Entertainment District are always required to close at 8 p.m.
The Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) will implement a traffic plan beginning at 6 p.m. each Thursday through Sunday* to reduce traffic impacts around the South of Fifth (SOFI), West Avenue and Flamingo Park neighborhoods. Motorists can access the SOFI neighborhood via Alton Road, Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue. The Flamingo Park neighborhood can only be accessed via Alton Road. Local access restrictions will be enforced on some city streets to limit traffic and improve mobility for residents and business patrons. *The first and last weekend will begin Friday – Sunday.
Transportation and Mobility Department staff will monitor throughout each weekend traffic flows and provide timely traffic updates. They will work with the Police Department and Office of Marketing & Communications to help manage congestion and disseminate information on major traffic incidents throughout the City.
Additionally, the City’s traffic monitoring and management contractor will monitor major thoroughfares to detect incidents creating congestion using available resources and equipment, including existing closed-circuit television and portable cameras in the city, the WAZE mobile application, programming portable variable message signs for traffic/event messaging, and modifying traffic signal timing as necessary to help manage congestion. Traffic Monitors will operate at an enhanced level of service, 16 hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. from March 7-11 and March 14-17. Beyond those dates and times, the traffic monitoring services will continue from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day during the high-impact period.
Traffic monitoring personnel will be located at the Miami Beach Traffic Management Center (TMC) co-located at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) TMC. The City’s traffic monitors will coordinate with FDOT TMC staff on any incidents affecting traffic flow along the causeways to promptly dispatch Road Rangers and program real-time traffic messages on the overhead digital message boards on I-95, State Road 836 / I-395 / MacArthur Causeway, and State Road 112 / I-195 / Julia Tuttle Causeway.
Additionally, during March 7-10 and March 14-17, the following high-impact measures will be implemented:
The Miami Beach Police Department will implement a License Plate Reader (LPR) detail on the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways on March 8-10 and March 15-17 at 6 p.m. with set up commencing at 5 p.m. Motorists should expect significant traffic as eastbound travel lanes will be reduced on the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways. MBPD will also have an LPR detail along the 5th Street corridor on March 22-24 starting at 6 p.m. with set up commencing at 5:30 p.m.
A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) sobriety checkpoint will be in place along the 400 block of 5 Street starting at 5 p.m. over March 8-9 and March 15-16.
Businesses renting or leasing golf carts, low-speed vehicles, autocycles (i.e. slingshots), motorized scooters, mopeds, motorcycles powered by motors of 50cc or less and motorized bicycles will be suspended from operating on March 7-10 and March 14-17.
Ocean Drive will only be accessible to vehicles via 13 Street with a sole exit at 5 Street on March 7-10, March 14-17 and March 21-24. Barricades will line both sides of Ocean Drive to reduce the potential of pedestrians coming into contact with motor vehicles.