GALVESTON, TX – May 28, 2021 – The City of Galveston will begin enforcement next week of a new ordinance prohibiting the parking of boats, utility and recreational trailers, and other large motor vehicles in single family residential zoning districts for more than 48 hours.
The Galveston City Council in April approved changes to the residential parking ordinance. Included in these changes is a provision which states:
“It is unlawful for a person to leave, stand or park a large motor vehicle, travel trailer, personal watercraft or boat, either attached or unattached to a motor vehicle on a public street in any single family residential zoning district in excess of 48 hours.”
These vehicles, including the boats, travel, utility and recreational trailers, may be towed if they are found in violation and it will be the owners’ responsibility to pay for the boat or vehicle to be released. Violation is also considered a Class C misdemeanor, which carries up to a $500 fine. The City Marshal’s Office is responsible for enforcing the ordinance.
Boats and travel trailers must be parked on private property or at a storage facility to avoid monopolizing the curb of public streets. Thank you for your adherence to this ordinance.