City of St. Augustine suspends parking fees, offers help with utility bills

City metered parking in St. Augustine, both parking lots and on-street spaces, are available for free until 7 a.m. Monday. The city’s parking garage will reopen Thursday; parking fees will resume at opening, with the cost of $12 per vehicle.

“The city hopes this suspension of parking fees will encourage visitors and residents to support the many businesses throughout the city during this recovery period,” according to the city. “The suspension of fees applies only to areas where vehicles may park legally, and does not include loading and delivery zones, taxi cab stands, residential parking or privately controlled lots.”

Also, any residential or commercial utility customer who has been “heavily impacted” by Hurricane Irma and needs special help with a utility bill can contact the city’s Customer Service Department to come up with a solution, according to City Manager John Regan. The city is also, for now, suspending late fees and its practice of disconnecting water customers.

For utility help, people can call 825-1037 or send an email to