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.

  • Fitch Affirms MPA Bonds at 'A'; Outlook Stable

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the City of Miami, FL Department of Off-Street Parking's (DOSP) approximately $66.6 million of outstanding series 2009 A & B parking system revenue bonds at 'A'. The Rating Outlook is Stable.

    The rating affirmation reflects the DOSP's continued revenue growth, rate-making flexibility, and expense management, allowing the authority to generate debt service coverage ratios at or above 2.0x historically, consistent with the rating. The DOSP's relatively limited service areas and its current leverage of 4.2x net debt to cash flow available for debt service constrain the rating.

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  • Parking Successes

    Letter to the Editor - Miami Herald
    12/26/2015

    As 2015 closes out, I would like to reflect on the Miami Parking Authority’s achievements over the last year, one filled with recognition, innovation and the creation of customized parking programs designed to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

    In January, MPA was proud to accept 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.

    Also this year, MPA became one of the first five parking organizations to earn the “Accredited Parking Organization” designation, a new industry standard established by the International Parking Institute to recognize entities that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence and demonstrated optimal performance as an industry leader.

    Thanks to MPA’s commitment to implementing innovative technological solutions, the agency has seen a large increase in the overall number of parking sessions and PayByPhone registrations. Last December, MPA became the first municipal parking agency in the state to absorb the PayByPhone convenience fee for its customers. As a result, PayByPhone parking sessions in fiscal year 2015 generated $8.2 million in revenue, up from $3.8 million in fiscal year 2014, while saving the consumer the cost of that fee.

    MPA’s leadership and commitment to transparency and integrity have positioned it for long-term success. As we move into 2016, we are inspired by the same vision that has brought us this far: to provide excellence and effectiveness while responding to our community’s growth and demographic trends.

    THOMAS JELKE, CHAIRMAN, MIAMI PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD, MIAMI

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article51523375.html#storylink=cpy

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  • MPA Earns Accredited Parking Organization Designation

    The Miami Parking Authority’s track record of excellence in all areas of operations allowed it to become one of the first five parking organizations to earn the Accredited Parking Organization designation. MPA is a very well-rounded organization that exemplifies a culture of responsible parking management and operations, as well as outstanding practices in customer service, professional development, safety and security. Its spirit of creativity, strong appetite for innovation and talented leadership have all played an important role in positioning it as a parking industry leader in technology adoption and fiscal responsibility. While constantly exploring and implementing technological solutions to meet and exceed the parking needs of its patrons, the agency has achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence and has demonstrated optimal performance as an industry leader.
    As a semi-autonomous agency of the City of Miami, MPA’s main mission is to make the parking experience convenient, affordable and safe for residents and visitors of the city. The agency contributes to an efficient transportation system that serves the needs of the public and promotes economic development within the area.
    MPA has always been open to opportunity, expansion and innovation, while staying true to its commitment to excellent customer service, fiscal transparency, public accountability and effective governance. It is proud to be one of the first organizations in the industry to receive the APO designation and be recognized for its high-quality service. The recognition by such a reputable organization exemplifies MPA’s ongoing commitment to integrity and accountability, as it provides high-quality parking operations and management.

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