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Posted on: January 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Curfew hours decreased, parking fees reinstated in select locations

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Starting on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, the Town will adjust its curfew hours to Midnight to 6 a.m. on the Matanzas Pass Bridge and the Big Carlos Pass Bridge. 

Residents need to be prepared to show proof of residency and visitors need to be prepared to show proof of reservations if they are travelling during the curfew hours. For the Big Carlos Pass Bridge on the south end, contractors need to continue to adhere to the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. 

Also starting Monday, Jan. 9, parking fees will be reinstated in select areas. Parking fees have not been collected since Hurricane Ian hit on September 28, 2022. As more people and businesses have started to return, regulating parking has become necessary in the Downtown District especially. Charging for parking at $5 per hour will return in the following locations: 

  • Under the Matanzas Pass Bridge in lots numbered 1-4;
  • In the Downtown District including Old San Carlos Boulevard, Center Street, and Estero Boulevard;
  • Waistina Way beach access parking lot on Estero Boulevard just south of Crescent Street. 

The two-hour time limit will be removed though parking fees will continue to be collected per hour and violations will be ticketed. 

Prior year resident parking passes will be honored. Residents who no longer have a prior year parking pass will be able to receive a new one once the Town’s new passes arrive and a process for distribution has been decided. Residents who need a pass should watch the Town’s website at and social media outlets for information. 

The Town uses the PassPort pay by phone app. Motorists can use the app to monitor their parking session, extend time remotely, view payment history, and receive email receipts. 

The app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Parking can also be managed at Town parking zones are 2390, 2391, 2392 and 2393. Zone and space number should be selected accordingly.  

For more information about parking in the Town of Fort Myers Beach, visit Parking.

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