Tybee Island Parking

Tybee Island Parking Information

Tybee Parking Information

Tybee is a “Pay to Park Community” in order to keep critical island services available for visitors and residents.

  • Since parking is so important to keeping the island in good condition for your next visit, there are no free, public parking spaces on Tybee.
  • Parking regulations are enforced 8AM – 8PM, 365 days a year. A few spots still have meters, though most parking places have been converted to Pay-&-Display parking.
  • The mission of Tybee Island’s Parking Service Division is to support and enhance the experience of visiting Tybee Island by providing safe, accessible on-street and surface-lot parking. Staff enforces City rules, policies, regulations, and ordinances as they pertain to parking issues.
  • When you park, be sure to pay the appropriate meter or locate the nearest Pay-&-Display Station to purchase time.
  • Pay & Display Stations dispense a receipt that should be displayed securely and prominently on the dash of your vehicle.
  • NEW: Pay for Parking with the new Parking App! http://parktyb.ppprk.com/
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Tybee Parking Information – WHERE TO PARK:

Tybee offers many public parking sites and metered spaces for your convenience*.

Main locations are as follows:

  • South Beach Parking Lots: Beachfront lots between 14th and 18th Streets, adjacent to the main beach business district and the Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion. These lots are reached by travelling down 14th Street or Tybrisa. Pay & Display Stations are used in these areas.
  • North Beach Parking Lot: Beachfront lot in Fort Screven immediately across from the Tybee Island
  • Lighthouse. Pay & Display Stations are used in these areas.
  • Van Horne and Fort Streets: In close proximity to both Dog Parks and to River’s End Campground, it is a short walk from this lot to the river beaches or to the North Beach area near the Lighthouse. Pay & Display meter system is used.
  • Dune crossovers: Most of the streets adjacent to beach access points have public parking available, either with a Pay and Display Station located on the block, or with parking meters.

*Additional spaces are located throughout the Business Corridor.

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Party app – Park. Pay. Be on your way!

Tybee Island visitors, say hello to another way to pay for parking! Park where you see Park TYB app signs & decals, pay for your parking session from your phone, and be on your way.

What are the benefits of using Park TYB?

  • Pay on the go: Pay quickly and securely with your phone.
  • Forget refilling the meter in the rain or having to leave the beach.
  • No need to rush: Get alerts when your parking session is about to end.
  • No need to worry about how much time is left on the meter, add time to your parking session directly from your phone.
  • Easy expenses: Receive email receipts at the end of your parking session.
  • Expenses made easy, manage your parking history through the mobile app.

How do I pay for parking with Park TYB?

  • Download the Park TYB app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
  • Create an account with your cell phone number.
  • Park anywhere you see Park TYB app signs & decals.
  • Enter your license plate and length of stay.
  • Pay for your parking session from your phone. Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay longer!

How do enforcement officers know that I’ve paid?

Transactions made with the Park TYB app are instantly available to parking enforcement personnel through their wireless handheld devices. Your payment allows you to park in any legal parking space on the island, whether at a meter or in a Pay-and-Display area.



To Pay with Cash:

Pay and Display rates, island-wide, are $4.00 per hour.. Machines will accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar coins. Coin machines are conveniently located in the parking lots of 14th Street, the Strand (South Beach), along Tybrisa, and the North Beach lot. Change can also be obtained at City Hall during hours of operation.

  • Insert coins in slot for time desired.
  • Press print button.
  • Pull receipt from slot and display on dashboard.

To Pay with Debit/Credit Card:

Minimum charge for a credit card is $4.00

  • Press blue button (+), press again to add more time. (adds $2.00 at a time.)
  • When desired time is reached, press green button (P) to confirm transaction.
  • Insert and remove credit card as shown on machine.
  • Pull receipt from hinged slot area and display on dashboard.

You may park anywhere on the island with your receipt until your time expires. Your Pay-and-Display receipt is also honored at the meters.

Multi-day passes can be purchased at the Pay-and-Display machines by adding hours till 8:00 p.m. of the current day.

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Tybee Parking Information – DECAL PARKING:

Annual decals are available at Tybee Island City Hall for $250 ($175 for those 62 or older) and $350 for transferable stickers and are valid for one year from month of purchase. Decals for residents expire with their tag. To qualify for a residential sticker, you must present a current, valid, state, vehicle registration indicating the code for tax purposes for the City of Tybee Island and showing that the ad valorem tax, if any, has been paid. In addition, documentation to establish proof of residency, such as a utility bill, voter registration, a local deed, or similar will be required along with the tag registration receipt.

A decal on your windshield entitles you to park in any legal space on the island without paying the parking fees, although time limits in some areas are still in effect, so you need to stay aware of the time if you are in a short term spot.

Decals are associated with a single vehicle, so to purchase, you must bring your paid tag registration, and the decals must be permanently affixed on the driver’s exterior windshield in order to be valid. Motorcycle stickers are also available for the same fee and must be placed on the front forks of the bike for visibility to a parking officer. If you trade out your vehicle during the year, be sure to scrape off the decal, hopefully in close to a single piece, and bring it in to trade for a new sticker.

Parking Services is now offering Transferable Yearly Decals at a cost of $350.00 each.  These decals can be used in multiple vehicles one at a time, displayed on the dashboard.   These may be purchased at City Hall with a valid driver’s license.  Once purchased they may be picked up the next business day.  Please call Parking Services at 912-472-5101 for more information.

Vehicles with decals may park at any legal parking space, including public parking lots, at no additional charge.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to contest a parking ticket, please feel free to contact the Tybee Island Parking Services Division at 1509 Strand Ave. by calling 912-472-5101 / Cashier’s number is 912-472-5026

Tickets may be paid online at www.cityoftybee.org, by telephone at (912)786-4573, ext. 102, or in person at Parking Services at 1509 Stand Ave. is open from 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

For additional information, please visit the following web pages:

Table of Parking Fines

  • Parking Against Traffic:Yes, you must park in the direction of traffic on your side of the road.
    Fine: $40
  • Expired Time: If you park past the amount of time purchased, you will be fined.
    Fine: $40
  • Fire Hydrant: Parking near a hydrant is a severe safety hazard in an emergency!
    Fine: $115
  • Parking in Handicap Space: Disabled people have to pay as well – without a valid permit, you pay extra!
    Fine: $115
  • No Readable Receipt: If Parking staff can see you have a receipt, but it isn’t legible.
    Fine: $40
  • No Receipt: A full day only costs a maximum of $42, depending on location.
    Fine: $55
  • Prohibited Parking: Parking at a yellow curb or non-designated space or area.
    Fine: $90
  • Late Fee: If you do not pay your fine before the due date, a late fee is assessed.
    Fine: $20
  • Processing Fee: If you do not pay your fine after receiving the letter, a processing fee will be added once it is turned over to collections.  Fee: $15

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Tybee Island at 912-472-5101.