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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!
MORE THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI BEACH
A flat parking rate of $20 per vehicle will be in effect at all city parking garages in the entertainment district (except for access card holders) from Thursday through Sunday each weekend in March. This includes 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.
Parking will be restricted between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue from 6-8 streets beginning March 2 at 6 p.m. through March 6 at 7 a.m. and again from March 9 at 6 p.m. through March 13 at 7 a.m.
From March 16-20 and March 23-27, on-street parking will be prohibited along Collins Avenue in the South Beach entertainment district beginning at 6 p.m. each Thursday through Monday at 7 a.m. Residential Zone 5 parking permit holders are exempt from the aforementioned restrictions, unless noted with posted signage.
The Miami Beach Police Department will implement a traffic plan for the weekends of March 17-19 and March 24-26, beginning at 6 p.m. each evening to reduce traffic around the South of Fifth (SOFI) and Flamingo Park neighborhoods. Motorists can access the SOFI neighborhood via Alton Road, Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue. The Flamingo Park neighborhood can 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 Miami Beach Police Department will also implement a mobile License Plate Reader detail along the 5 Street corridor each evening on March 17-19 and March 24-26. To safely accommodate this effort, a lane reduction will begin on the east bridge of the MacArthur Causeway.
Planned Ocean Drive closures for March:
- Starting Saturday, March 4 at 7 a.m. through Sunday, March 5 at 7 a.m. Ocean Drive will be closed from 5-8 streets.
- Starting Friday, March 10 at 7 a.m. through Sunday, March 12 at 7 a.m. Ocean Drive will be closed from 5-8 streets.
- Starting Friday, March 17 at 4 a.m. through Monday, March 20 at 7 a.m. Ocean Drive will be closed from 5-13 streets.