Local beach parking coming to Panama City Beach

Locals will be able to buy the permits online for $30. (WJHG/WECP)
Locals will be able to buy the permits online for $30. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: May. 29, 2020 at 6:11 PM CDT
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Many locals will soon be in luck when it comes to finding a good parking spot at the beach.

Panama City Beach officials are working on reserving spots for residents at three different beach access points; Richard Jackson Boulevard, Churchwell Drive, and South Thomas Drive.

Twenty-five percent of the parking spots at these lots will be reserved for locals who buy a $30 permit online, then it's $1 an hour while you're parked at the beach.

"You know the locals have to endure a lot of things here with a tourist community. We also get a lot of benefits from it, we don't have property tax, so to be able to give back to residents, anything you can to make their lives a small amount easier is gonna do great wonders for our community," said Geoff McConnell, a Panama City Beach Council Member.

City officials tell us within the next couple of weeks locals will be able to sign up for the parking permits online.

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