The time to pay up in Delray Beach has come. On Monday, the city will startcollecting fees for drivers parking along Atlantic Avenue.
The city says the parking fees went into effect to encourage turnover in parking spaces. Spots from Swinton Avenue to the Intracoastal Waterway have a three-hour limit and will cost drivers $2 an hour.
For drivers making a quick errand and only want to park for a short time, the first 20 minutes of parking will be free. They must simply enter the zone number on the ParkMobile app or use the nearby parking kiosk and enter their license plate number.
Public parking garages or the free public parking lots are available for drivers visiting downtown for periods beyond the three-hour parking limit.
From Monday through Saturday, the Old School Square and Robert Federpsiel garages are free before 4 p.m. and a flat rate of $5 from 4 p.m. until midnight. Sundays are free in both garages.
For the next 30 days violators of the new parking program will receive a warning. After 30 days, parking enforcement officers will start issuing tickets.