New Boat Launch Parking Rules go into Effect July 1

New Smyrna Beach Maintenance Operations has been hard at work installing new signs ahead of today’s July 1, 2020 effective date for recently passed Ordinance 52-20, which raises boat launch parking violation fines to $100 and establishes tow away zones in nearby posted areas.

City staff will also be on-site at public boat ramps during the 4th of July holiday weekend to hand out flyers informing boaters of the new rules.

Please share this post with any boaters you know and contact Parking & Passes Enforcement at (386) 424-2238 for further details.

Please note that if you have a current NSB annual parking permit for your vehicle as a resident of Volusia County, you do NOT need a separate boat ramp permit to park at one of the three city boat ramps. Keep in mind you may not leave your trailer parked without the vehicle.

Residents of Florida F.I.N.D. Districts (view eligible cities online) may apply for a free boat ramp parking permit for the following locations: North Causeway Boat Ramp – Westside, North Causeway Boat Ramp – Eastside and Swoope Boat Ramp off US 1. Passes are electronic, meaning you will not receive a paper pass. The system operates with your tag number, therefore you must update your information if there are any changes. If your tag number is incorrect, you may receive a citation that will not be waived.

Parking at the boat ramps is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Daily fines for vehicles without passes are $100. The parking permit is an annual pass and expires on December 31 of each year. Permits must be renewed each year. Vehicles with a valid disabled parking permit are not charged to park and do not need a New Smyrna Beach permit. You do not have a parking permit until you are notified via e-mail that it has been activated, which may take up to five business days of submission. Apply for a boat ramp parking pass online at: For more information visit the city website

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