***PLEASE NOTE: The City of South Haven has implemented a revised Beach Parking Sticker Distribution Policy beginning with the 2018 beach parking season. Further information below.
South Haven Beach Parking
Paid parking at the beaches runs from May 15th to September 15th and is enforced between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Daily parking fee:
$10.00 per trip
$1.00 per hour for coin-meter parking (where available)
Weekly parking passes are available for $30.00 per week. Multi-Year stickers are available for $80.00. Multi-Year stickers began again this year (2018), and are good through 2020 (three years). Both passes allow parking in numbered spots as well as sticker only lots/streets. Passes/stickers are available for purchase at City Hall, Police Department, or from Beach Parking attendants.
Stickers must be permanently affixed to the vehicle assigned and in the place per instructions on the sticker.
Stickered overnight parking is available in:
Triangle and Chicago Ave. parking lots
Posted streets in the Monroe subdivision.
Packard Park will be posted "No Trailers Allowed".
Vehicles in "No Parking" areas will be towed at owner’s expense.
Failure to pay parking fee results in a ticket issued with fines set at $20.00 if paid within seven (7) days; then at $40.00 if paid after seven (7) days; after 60 days, unpaid tickets become $60.00
Free Beach Parking Sticker Program
City of South Haven property owners and residents are eligible to receive a maximum of two free beach parking stickers follows:
In the first year of the parking sticker period, stickers will be mailed to all residential improved property owners, which includes boat slips. All mailings will use the address where property tax bills are mailed.
Vacant, commercial, and industrial property owners who do not own any other type of property, and non-property owning residents are eligible for parking stickers which may be requested at Customer Service at City Hall.
An appeal process has been created to address any issues that may arise from the new parking sticker distribution policy. A simple application will be available at City Hall or through the Department Links on this page. City staff will make every effort to prepare a response as soon as possible but not more than 10 days. Examples of an appeal may be replacement due to new or damaged vehicles; new owners or residents to the City; or unreceived mail.