Department Finance Information
Department Website: https://www.tampa.gov/parking
Vision and Mission:
Parking's vision is to offer quality service to its customers and continually strive to satisfy the parking-related needs and expectations of the public. The mission is to provide the highest level of customer service by following the most current parking industry practices in the most efficient manner.
Goals and Objectives:
- Continued pursuit of adaption and embracing City of Tampa Vision Zero Initiative.
- Identify and implement best practices in Urban Parking Management.
- Developing specific, data-driven performance metrics for Urban Parking Management.
- Improving Parking long-term sustainability plans.
- Re-invest into multimodal options to connect parking with key origins and destinations.
- Implement an advanced capital improvement program.
- Continue to expand the parking inventory to citizens, as well as enhance revenue opportunities.
- Capitalize on non-traditional revenue improvement and expense reduction opportunities.
Current Operations and Initiatives:
- Modernizing the City’s current parking revenue management system.
- Continue comprehensive construction and maintenance of all parking structures.
- Expanding paid parking areas.
- Adding 3 more mobile payment applications to the existing mobile app.
- Continue the implementation of the strategic mobility goals.
- Continue to improve customer experience through additional contactless technologies.
Operating Budget Analysis
Charges for Services increase from Revised FY2021 due to increases in monthly permit parking rates and a projected increase in arena and special event parking revenue. Judgements, Fines, and Forfeits increase due to a projected increase in parking tickets.
Personnel Expenses increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in salaries, pension contributions, and healthcare costs.
Capital Improvement Program Budget
For FY2022, the Parking Capital Improvement Program totals $3.4 million. It is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. This funding will provide for citywide garage and lot improvements. The Capital Improvement Program Budget does not include cost allocation.
*Total budget might vary from the sum of operating and capital budgets by funds appropriated under other departments.