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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!
Effective Friday, May 26 at 7 a.m. through Tuesday, May 30 at 6 a.m., a flat parking rate of $20 per vehicle will be imposed at all city parking garages in the Entertainment District except for access card holders and residents. This includes parking garages at 7 Street and Collins Avenue, 12 Street and Washington Avenue, 13 Street and Collins Avenue as well as the Anchor Garage on 16 Street. Entrance to these garages will be limited to access card holders only after 10 p.m.
On-street parking will be prohibited along Collins Avenue between 5 Street and Española Way commencing on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. through Tuesday, May 30 at 6 a.m. Additionally, the 100 and 200 blocks between 6 Street and 16 Streets will be restricted to Residential Zone 5 permit holders only between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The parking lot on the northwest corner of 10 Street and Washington Avenue (P13) will be unavailable from Tuesday evening starting at 6 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m.
There are numerous ways to get around Miami Beach on public transportation once you arrive, including free Miami Beach trolleys and Citi Bike.
Free Parking Shuttles
The city will provide free shuttle service to and from four designated event parking garage locations. Please look for the special parking shuttle identification signs prior to boarding and use the Miami Beach e-Gov app to track shuttle service in real-time under Trolley tracker. Parking shuttles will operate on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at intervals of approximately 15 minutes.
Designated shuttle pickup and drop-off locations are as follows:
- 42 Street garage: shuttle bus will serve trolley stop #219 at Sheridan Avenue and 41 Street.
- 23 Street garage: shuttle bus will serve trolley stop #194 at 23 Street and Liberty Avenue.
- 17 Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the City Hall garages: shuttle bus will serve trolley stop #200 at 17 Street and Convention Center Drive.
- 5 Street garage: Freebee shuttle will serve trolley stop #113 at 6 Street and Lenox Avenue.
All passengers using the free shuttle service will be dropped off at trolley stop #106 located at Washington Avenue and 11 Street. Passengers should use this stop for their ride back to garages. Alternatively, passengers can use the free citywide trolley service.
An evening traffic mitigation plan will be implemented on Thursday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 6 p.m. Traffic will only be allowed to enter Ocean Drive through 13 Street and exit through 5 Street, with no access to any other entry/exit points. Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue will flow north and southbound, with no east or westbound access except for 5 Street and 16 Street.
Protected residential zones for the Flamingo Park and South of Fifth neighborhoods will be in place each evening from 6 p.m. through 5 a.m. starting on Thursday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 30 with barricades in place to restrict cut-through traffic in these residential areas. Flamingo Park and South of Fifth residents are encouraged to use Alton Road to enter and exit their neighborhood. There will be enhanced police presence in other surrounding neighborhoods.
During hours when the traffic mitigation plan is in place, the Miami Beach trolley service and Miami-Dade County bus service will operate normally. The city’s trolley tracker “Rider Alert” feature will be updated as needed to reflect service changes and important updates.
Beginning Friday through Sunday evenings, a traffic mitigation plan will be in place along the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways. To safely coordinate this effort, there will be a single-lane reduction on both causeways. In addition, the Police Department will utilize fixed and mobile License Plate Readers (LPRs) throughout the city.