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Beach Parking Revenue Becomes Naples Business News

The City of Naples is no longer selling non-resident beach parking passes, but all Collier county property taxpayers and full-time residents are still eligible to get the annual parking permit.

Collier county was keeping all of the revenue made from selling non-residents passes. Each pass was priced at $50 with an estimated 10,000 stickers sold per year.

So, instead of keeping the profits, The City of Naples installed parking meters. Naples agreed to pay the county $1.5 million instead of $1 million as it was in the past.

The parking meters are located at all beach access parking in Naples and Collier County.

If you currently have a parking pass, you can park without having to feed the meters. If you don’t have the annual parking pass, you will have to feed the meters 25 cents for six minutes, or $2.50 per hour.

There is also a minimum required payment of $2.50.

The plus side is that you can use any Master Card, Discover, American Express and Visa credit card for your payment. The system also allows you to put your phone number in at the pay station to remind you to add time to your beach fun!

Remember, all spots are first come first serve. If you’re planning on going to the beach and you have a pass, you still might have to fight for a spot.

There are a few areas that allow only annual pass holders to park. One of those spots is located along Gordon Dr., south of the Naples pier. Make sure to check the signs posted and follow the information on how to display the pass, along with where and when you can park to avoid any parking violations.

We hope your season is full of beach-going thrills!

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