Downtown Parking

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Downtown Paid Parking Program

  • Parking Downtown is enforced daily between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Sunday
  • Parking within Downtown is $2.25/hour with a minimum of 1 hour
  • PayByPhone transactions incur a 20 cent convenience fee per transaction
  • Payment is per license plate and is non-transferable
  • Handicap plates/placards and Disable Veterans plates are exempt
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to a $30 citation
  • 15 minute grace periods will be given

In addition, 16 parking meters are available where visitors may pay using cash or a credit/debit card; payment through PayByPhone via the mobile app, online at, or over the phone has been reinstated.

Please note Church Street remains a two-hour parking zone with enforcement.

Have additional questions? Please visit our FAQs (PDF).

Who is exempt from parking fees?

Owners of vehicles displaying handicap tags or placard's as well as Disabled Veteran's which includes:

  • Congressional Medal of Honor, Former Prisoner of War,
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor,
  • Purple Heart Recipient,
  • Legion of Valor (Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Medal of Honor) or
  • Legion of Merit License Plates

are exempt from the payment of parking fees, including a fee collected through a parking meter, charged by a governmental authority other than a branch of the federal government. These vehicles are only exempt from the parking fees if they are being operated by or for the transportation of the person who registered the vehicle with the above-mentioned license plates. In an !attorney general's opinion o/ -1291, vehicles displaying Disabled Veteran License Plates must not be parked at meters longer than the maximum indicated time on the meters if there is a restriction against parking at a meter in excess of that time. However, this restriction does not apply if the vehicle also displays a Disabled Parking Placard. Texas law allows parking placards to be removed and displayed in any vehicle used for transportation of a person with a disability. People with disabilities can apply for placards even if they do not own a car.