Downtown Parking

Downtown Paid Parking Program effective April 4th!
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Effective Monday, April 4th, the Downtown Paid Parking Program will be in effect as approved at the February 25th
Galveston City Council meeting:

  • Parking Downtown will be enforced daily between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Saturday
  • Parking within Downtown is $1.50/hour with a minimum of 1 hour 
  • PayByPhone transactions incur a 25 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 were installed 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; and Sundays will remain free of charge! 

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

Have additional questions?  Please visit our FAQ page here.

Contact Us

  1. Downtown Paid Parking


    (409) 797-3602