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We have Free Traffic Message Supplies for You! To display at your non-profit, business or office…. & We Deliver!

News Release – For Immediate Release
February 24, 2016

Sanibel City Hall lobby displaying the new peak season traffic message materials

As one component of the City of Sanibel’s 2016 Traffic Communications Strategy, we are making available 8 ½ x 11 tabletop message easel style placards as well as rack cards. These tools advise Sanibel’s visitors how and when to avoid peak traffic with eye-catching presentation. The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, as well as a number of our non-profits and businesses, are already displaying this material through peak season.  If you would also like a display and or rack cards for your business or office, or if you have questions, please email the City Manager’s office at judie.zimomra@mysanibel.com and we will deliver the supplies directly to you.

For more information on the City of Sanibel 2016 Traffic Communications Strategy see these links:

Click Here to view the Mayor’s Traffic Message Video

Click Here to view the Mayor’s Traffic Message to Our Residents

Click Here to view the Traffic Flyer “Don’t Spend Your Vacation in Traffic!”

Click Here to view the Message to Our Visitors flyers




2016 Beach Parking Permits Are Now on Sale at the Sanibel Recreation Center

Sanibel residents and property owners can purchase their 2016 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, seven days a week during operating hours. Reminder: Beach Parking Permits will no longer be sold at the Sanibel Police Department.

To qualify for any Beach Parking Permit, please bring a valid vehicle registration for each vehicle AND a valid state issued identification or driver’s license showing a Sanibel address or proof of Sanibel property ownership. Payment may be made via cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.

2016 Parking Permit Decals & Fees (Permits Valid through 11/30/2016)

“A” Resident Property Owner $12
 (Resident and/or Sanibel Ad Valorem taxpayer property owner)

“B” Non-Resident Permit $90
 (Non-resident/Non-Sanibel Ad Valorem taxpayer property owner)

“C” Restricted Permit $90
 (Resident and Non-Resident)

“A/C” Resident Permit $102

“B/C” Non-Resident Permit $180

Decal Transfer or Reissue Fee $3 (Residential and Restricted)

General Parking Meter Rate $4 per hour or any fraction

General Parking at $4 per hour or “C” Permit required for parking at Gulfside City Park (Algier’s), Boat Ramp and the Causeway Parking Lot

“A” Permit Parking only at Beach Access Lots 1 through 7 on West Gulf Drive.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is open Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for a map of all locations Beach Parking Permits are valid.
Click here for the Beach Parking Permit application.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at (239) 472-0345 or visit our web site at www.mysanibel.com

Dog Leash Law Informational Educational Flyer (pdf 20.20 kB)
Please read this education flyer for regulations regarding the dog leash law on Sanibel and beaches.