Speed Limits and Parking Laws

City of Miami Springs Florida Official Website

Unless posted otherwise, Miami Springs has the following speed limits:

 

  • Residential sections: 30 mph
  • Downtown business area: 25 mph
  • NW 36 Street: 40 mph
  • First block of Curtiss Parkway after incoming bridge: 20 mph
  • Fairway Drive: 30 mph
  • Eastbound on S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. from East Drive to LeJeune Rd. (Northwest 42 Ave.): 35 mph
  • School zones: 15 mph (during days and times listed on signs)


Speeding penalties:

  • Driving 10 – 14 mph over the speed limit - $219.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $319.00.
  • Driving 15 - 19 mph over the speed limit, $269.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $419.00.
  • Driving 20 - 29 mph over the speed limit, $294.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $469.00.
  • Driving 30 mph over the speed limit, $369.00 and a MANDATORY court appearance. If within and during an active school speed zone - $619.00 and a MANDATORY court appearance.


If you receive a ticket, there is no longer an 18-percent discount for taking a driver improvement course. However, you can keep points off your driving record by taking the course.

On-street parking:

  • 2-hour limit where posted in business district


Common parking violations in commercial districts:

  • Parked horizontally against the flow of traffic
  • Unauthorized parking partially or totally in a handicapped space
  • Parked on crosshatched lines (no parking indicator)
  • Double parked (blocking the roadway, fully or partially)
  • Parking in bus stop at Post Office (yellow painted curb and signs)


Common residential parking violations:

  • Parking too close to a stop sign (must be at least 30-feet away)
  • Parking opposite the flow of traffic or perpendicular to traffic
  • Parking within 15-feet of a fire hydrant
  • Double parking on roadway
  • Failure to obey posted sign (No angle parking, no parking anytime, etc.)
  • Blocking driveway access


Swale parking ordinance:

  • By ordinance, the City of Miami Springs granted property owners preferential rights to the usage of the swale area abutting and adjacent to their property.
  • Property owners may permit others to use the swale areas for reasonable purposes.
  • Property owners can request unauthorized use to cease. If it does not, property owners can ask assistance from the city’s Code Compliance Officers or the Police Department.
  • Officers will seek voluntary compliance from violators.
  • Civil penalties for unauthorized use of a swale start at $50.