The City Council received an update on that plan Monday and intends to revisit it during the board’s regular meeting on June 1.

DESTIN — City officials plan to implement paid parking zones and free city resident parking passes for beachside areas once the coronavirus is no longer deemed a major threat and Destin beaches have fully reopened.


The City Council received an update on that plan Monday and intends to revisit it during the board’s regular meeting on June 1.


“We are prepared to roll this out as soon as conditions dictate,” Deputy City Manager Webb Warren told the council last Monday.


The overall beachside parking program will pertain to dozens of parking spaces along Scenic Highway 98 and Gulf Shore Drive and next to Norriego Point.


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Public beaches in Destin currently are closed through Thursday. The council placed them off-limits last month in hopes of trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus.


On Wednesday, the board plans to consider implementing limited, temporary hours for beaches in Destin. They’ll likely match the daily 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. time-frames, with all beach activities allowed, that the Okaloosa County Commission has approved for beaches in the county’s jurisdiction starting Friday.


Local beaches normally are open on a daily, dawn-to-dusk basis.


In the beachside parking program, the city plans to have about 75 pay-to-park spaces along Scenic Highway 98, about 40 along Gulf Shore Drive and about 24 at Norriego Point.


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Most nonresidents will pay $5 to park for five hours. There will be no fee for disabled drivers. Also, there will be no overnight parking.


Projected annual revenue from the paid parking spots has not been determined yet, city spokeswoman Catherine Card said Wednesday.


Each eligible household in Destin will be able to receive two free beachside parking passes, which will expire on Dec. 31 each year. Each full-time resident will have to provide a tag number that will correspond with his or her pass, according to Warren.


Residents will receive car window decals with their passes, Card said. City code compliance officers will enforce the beachside parking rules.


Destin has about 14,000 residents. Because of frequently asked questions, city officials recently began offering the following webpage for people to see whether a certain address is within the city limits: https://www.cityofdestin.com/605/Am-I-in-the-City-Limits.


Eventually, Destin residents will be able to get their beachside parking passes at City Hall and the Destin Community Center.


“This is still a work in progress,” Card said of the overall beachside parking program.