Welcome to the Miami Parking Authority

Providing the City of Miami with more than 30,000 convenient and affordable parking spaces.

Parking is a vital component of our community's public infrastructure and economic health. As an agency of the City of Miami, MPA's mission is to contribute to an efficient transportation system that serves the needs of the public and promotes economic development.

  • Hurricane Watch Guidelines

    When a Hurricane Watch order is issued by the National Hurricane Center or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the Miami Parking Authority will continue to operate under normal conditions and hours. An official message describing our operating hours and facility availability will be posted on our home page and our telephone answering service. Signs will be posted at each facility and a media advisory will be distributed to local media outlets.

    A Hurricane Watch also triggers our MVP program for City of Miami residents. Residents who have already registered for the MVP program will be able to store their vehicles in their assigned garage for protection for the duration of the weather emergency. (To review MVP rules and register for the program, please visit https://www.miamiparking.com/en/customers/mvp-program.aspx)

    Once a Hurricane Warning order is issued, MPA will determine the appropriate time to close our facilities. The safety of our customers and staff is paramount. Once facilities are officially closed, no vehicles (including MVP program participants) will be allowed to enter. As the storm progresses, facilities will be completely locked down and no entry or exit will be allowed.
    This closing information is critical to our monthly customers and those who may have parked with us prior to the posting of closing time signs. Again, this website will be the primary source of information. Once the facilities are locked down, they will remain completely inaccessible until four hours after the Hurricane Warning is lifted and the all-clear is issued by the Emergency Operations Center. There are no exceptions.

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  • MPA, PayByPhone and the National Parking Association

    NPA LogoWHAT: Miami Parking Authority will be joined by PayByPhone at the National Parking Association’s 64th Annual Convention & Expo, an event that brings together the most prominent experts and resources in the parking industry.  


    WHO: Alejandra Argudin, MPA’s chief operations officer, and Barrie Arnold, chief commercial officer of PayByPhone, will deliver a presentation to showcase MPA’s success in leveraging new technology to improve efficiency, increase revenue and reduce maintenance costs.

    WHEN: From Monday, August 31 through Thursday, September 3, 2015. Presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 1, at 10:45 am.  
    WHERE: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.


    WHY: Miami was the first major city in the country to implement the convenient and modern PayByPhone mobile payment method that offers consumers a seamless, convenient alternative to paying at the meter. In December 2014, MPA began absorbing the PayByPhone convenience fee. Since then, consumer usage of the PayByPhone technology has increased dramatically.

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  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    We are excited to announce the addition of 4 new electric vehicle (EV) charging ports at our Courthouse Center Garage located at 40 NW 3 ST. The two ChargePoint stations use a universal connector for all EV models and can charge two cars at a time.

    We have set an affordable price of $.20 per kW for up to four hours and $1 per hour after the first four hours.Chargepoint Logo

    How does it work? If you are an EV driver and would like to start using the stations please create a free ChargePoint account if you do not already have one at: http://www.chargepoint.com/join/

    Also, download the free mobile app on the App Store or Google Play.

    As a part of the world’s largest EV charging network you can:

    • Get access to the over 22,000 charging spots on the ChargePoint network
    • See station availability in real-time to ensure you don’t navigate to an occupied station
    • Find charging spots and see detailed information including pricing and hours of operation 
    • Get charging status notifications during your charging sessions
    • Track your fuel and greenhouse gas savings
    • Get treated like a rock star – receive EV tips, news and special offers

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  • MPA and ZipCar Announce Services

    The Miami Parking Authority and Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, held a ribbon-cutting event Thursday to kick off their partnership. In an effort to keep up with the growing transportation demands of the city, the two have joined forces to bring six Zipcars to Miami. The addition of the new Zipcars offers area residents, businesses and visitors an economical transportation alternative.

    City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, Arthur Noriega, chief executive officer of Miami Parking Authority, and Zipcar Miami market manager Smokshane West were in charge of cutting the ribbon to launch the service.

    “I am delighted to participate in this ribbon-cutting event that kicks off what will surely be a successful and innovative program in the City of Miami,” said Commissioner Sarnoff.

    MPA has made new curbside spaces across the city available for Zipcar. These will be stationed on-street at NW 29th Street between NW 2nd Avenue and NW 1st Avenue, SW 13th Street between SW 1st Avenue and SW 2nd Avenue, and NE 4th Avenue between NE 17th Terrace and NE 18th Street.

    “We look forward to further developing our relationship with Zipcar,” said Arthur Noriega, CEO of MPA. “Its implementation in the City of Miami will further enable our residents and visitors to explore and get around our beautiful city in a cost-effective manner.”

    The wide variety of self-serve vehicles includes hybrids, SUVs and crossovers, as well as luxury cars. Members can make their reservations through a mobile device or computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicles can be reserved for as little as an hour or as long as seven days. Gas, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included.

    Among the benefits of a car sharing service is that it allows for fewer privately owned vehicles on the streets, which reduces congestion and overall emissions.

    “We are very excited to be here,” said West. “It’s no secret that Miami is growing and prospering rapidly, and there is no doubt that the convenience Zipcar offers will be very well accepted here.” 

    About Zipcar:

    Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.

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  • Vehicular Protection Program

    The Miami Parking Authority will accept applications for the Miami Vehicular protection program between May 12, 2015 and June 30, 2015.

    In the wake of the major Hurricanes that threatened and affected the City of Miami in the past, the City Commission and the Miami Parking Authority have teamed up to provide residents of the City of Miami the opportunity to park one vehicle per household free of charge in one of the Miami Parking Authority’s five municipal garages. The program is available to all residents and employees of the City of Miami at any Miami Parking Authority Municipal Garage.


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  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces 2015 Light the Night Walk Chair

    Arthur “Art” Noriega, Chief Executive Officer, Miami Parking Authority, will serve as the Corporate Walk Chair for the 2015 Miami Light The Night Walk on Saturday, November 7th. The event supports the Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

    As part of his leadership, Noriega has challenged Miami Parking Authority employees to raise $10,000 over the next 10 months to help fund blood cancer research. Miami Parking Authority is the first company to commit to supporting the 2015 Walk, and the announcement became official on World Cancer Day taking place across the globe on February 4, 2015.

    “We’re proud to support the Light The Night Walk. It’s the perfect way to share our commitment to our community,” said Noriega. “This Walk is a great complement to the excellent care and service provided by our local cancer-treatment hospitals.”

    “We are thrilled to have Art’s leadership as the Chairman of the 2015 Light The Night Walk,” said Emily Marquez-Dulin, Executive Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Southern Florida & Puerto  Rico Chapter. “With such a respected and knowledgeable chairman leading the way, we expect that local businesses and individuals will jump on the bandwagon and support the fight against cancer in our community.”

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off the 2015 Light The Night Walk awareness campaign and fundraising season on World Cancer Day with a call to join the fight against cancer.  Miami residents are asked to visit www.lightthenight.org/sfl and sign-up to walk today. “The more time participants have to get familiar with the Walk details, the more successful they will be as fundraisers and the more they can contribute to the cause,” explained Noriega.

    The 2015 Miami Light The Night Walk will take place Saturday, November 7th at Bayfront Park. This is the 13th year of the event, which raised over $650,000 last year. This year’s goal is to raise $700,000 for cancer-related programs and research. Individuals and companies interested in sponsoring or attending can call 954‑744-5311 or visit www.lightthenight.orf/sfl.

    About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. LLS’s priority is to ensure that cancer patients live better, longer lives. Visit www.lls.org.

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  • Fitch Ratings Affirms MPA's A Credit Rating with Stable Outlook

    MIAMI, January 30, 2015 
    The Miami Parking Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce Fitch Ratings’ affirmation of the agency’s A credit rating on its $68.7 million of outstanding series with a stable outlook. 

    Fitch, one of the most renowned global rating agencies, based its rating on MPA’s solid operating profile, the agency’s healthy revenue, its rate-making flexibility and the diversity of revenue brought about by the management of parking garages, surface lots and on-street parking, which minimizes reliance on any one single system. MPA’s revenue increased by 3.7% in fiscal year 2014.
    Fitch’s affirmation of our performance is indicative of our ability to maintain a robust financial base as a self-sustaining entity, said Arthur Noriega, CEO of MPA. We are proud of this recognition, and will continue on our path to building revenue strengthening our position within the industry and serving our community.

    MPA was created in 1955 by a Special Act of the Florida State Legislature and incorporated into the City of Miami's Charter in 1968. The agency manages and develops affordable and convenient on- and off-street parking facilities in the City of Miami. MPA is managed by parking industry professionals and financed by parking revenues. Funds not used by operations are returned to the City of Miami, and all ticket citation revenues are directly payable to Miami-Dade County. MPA provides accessible parking for millions of vehicles annually. It shares responsibility with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County for enforcement of parking regulations.

    Fitch Ratings is a global leader in independent and prospective credit ratings, commentary and research. It was one of three ratings agencies first identified by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization in 1975. 

    CONTACT: Rolando Tápanes, 305-373-6789 ext. 297/rtapanes@miamiparking.com
    Margarita Delgado, 305-336-6267/margarita@mrd-consulting.com

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