The City of Austin enforces on-street parking rules and regulations to enhance safety and access to available parking for all users.


The Austin Transportation Department's Parking Enforcement officers and Austin Police Department officers are authorized to enforce parking regulations within the City of Austin right of way. The City of Austin does not regulate or enforce parking on the University of Texas campus, within the State Capital Complex or within private lots and garages. Always check posted signage for information on parking.

The hours of enforcement at City of Austin metered spaces are as follows:

Downtown (I-35 to Lamar Boulevard, and Lady Bird Lake to 10th Street)

Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 midnight

For areas outside of downtown, please check the posted signage and pay stations for hours of enforcement.

Parking meters are not enforced on the following holidays: New Years Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Parking citations are issued for violations of State of Texas and City of Austin parking laws and regulations. If your citation was issued by an employee or volunteer with the City of Austin, please see the Austin Municipal Court Website for information on how to handle your citation. Otherwise, your parking citation will have information on who to contact (likely found on the back of the ticket).