The Miami Parking Authority will meet the community’s parking needs through innovation and partnerships while maintaining a commitment to ethics, fiscal responsibility, economic development, and operational excellence.


The Miami Parking Authority will be the central resource for planning, financing, development and management of parking in South Florida while demonstrating our commitment to strong ethical standards as well as contributing to the betterment of our community as a whole.

General Information

The Miami Parking Authority, officially known as the Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami, was created in 1955 by a Special Act of the Florida State Legislature and incorporated into the City of Miami’s Charter in 1968.

MPA manages and develops on-street and off-street parking assets in the City of Miami. It shares responsibility with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County for enforcement of parking regulations.

MPA is a self-sustaining agency 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 payable directly to Miami-Dade County.

MPA provides parking for approximately 6 million vehicles annually. Currently the Miami Parking Authority has over 47,000 parking spaces under management, including:

  • 14 garages
  • 68 surface lots
  • 12,000 on-street spaces


The Miami Parking Authority is governed by a voluntary five-member Board of Directors who either live or work within the City of Miami. Board members meet monthly in a public forum and have the powers and responsibilities similar to board members of private corporations.
The City of Miami Commission retains final authority to confirm appointments to the Board, approve MPA’s budget, issue parking revenue bonds, and determine parking rates for MPA-managed facilities.
A Chief Executive Officer oversees day-to-day operations of the Miami Parking Authority.

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