Frequently Asked Questions
Is the prohibition against parking in the street only for certain hours?
No. Unless it is otherwise posted or marked, on street parking is prohibited 24 hours a day.
What if my car blocks the sidewalk?
Cars cannot be parked upon any portion of a sidewalk.
Why aren’t there signs that designate NO-PARKING areas?
In some cases there are such signs. These may be along fire access areas or loading and unloading zones. However, the absence of signs does not mean parking is allowed. Parking is only allowed when signage or lane markings designates parking areas.
How do I contest a ticket?
Before the 10 day payment period ends, the vehicle owner must appear at the Apopka Police Department and request a hearing.
What if I was not operating the vehicle, but loaned it to someone else?
Under Florida Law, the owner of the vehicle is responsible for the vehicle.
What if I refuse to pay the ticket?
Parking tickets are not like regular traffic tickets. There are no points on the operator’s driver’s license and the license will not be suspended. However, failure to pay a parking ticket can lead to the owner being unable to renew the vehicle registration and may lead to the vehicle being booted by the city and/or towed.
What if I only park one car in my drive way and others on the street?
Property owners are required to park their cars on their property.
Why did the City of Apopka adopt this ordinance?
The police department has received complaints from neighborhood associations regarding on street parking. Parking in the street blocks access to neighborhoods not only by residents, but also by emergency vehicles. Input was gained from various departments within the city, the public and ultimately the ordinance was adopted by city council.
I have heard you can’t drop-off a student outside a local school. Is that true?
That is true. All local schools have designated student drop-off and pick-up lines. No vehicle operator can drop-off or pick-up a student within ¼ mile of a school other than in this line or other school designated point.
What if I have another question about this or any other traffic related ordinance?
Call the Apopka Police Department (407-703-1771) and ask for the traffic unit supervisor. A city and department goal is to make the city a safer and more pleasant place to live and work.