Paid parking at Charlotte County operated beaches and boat ramps resumes this Friday. Charlotte County Community Services says installation of the new “Luke II” parking machines is complete. There are multiple payment options including coin, currency, and credit cards. Customers have the option to receive text alerts when time expires, and the ability to extend parking time via text when paying by credit card. Frequent boating and beach goers are encouraged to apply for a parking pass. You can find out more at