From May 15th – September 15th each year, fees are required for parking in many of the City owned lots near the beaches. The South Haven Police Department is responsible for enforcing all ordinances related to beach parking. SHPD hires additional seasonal personnel to assist with enforcing these parking ordinances. An average of 1500 parking tickets are written in the beach parking lots every year.
Tickets must be paid in the amount shown on the ticket with cash, check, or money order within 7 days (make payable to City of South Haven). After 7 days the fine increases to $25.00.
Tickets can be paid by depositing the required money in the ticket envelope and placing the envelope in the ticket slot located on any of the yellow parking boxes in the parking lots. Alternatively, tickets may be mailed to or paid in person at City Hall, 539 Phoenix St.