Parking Enforcement and Towing Compliance

The San Marcos Police Department's parking enforcement provides for the enforcement of the City's parking ordinances. The team patrols throughout the City of San Marcos daily (Monday-Friday) preparing and issuing parking citations. The following parking rules and regulations are enforced:

  • 2-hour time-limited parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Loading zones
  • Residential permit parking
  • Coordinate towing of abandoned or illegally parked vehicles
  • Fire lanes and fire hydrants
  • No parking zones
  • Blocking lane of traffic or driveway
  • Double parking
  • Sidewalk, left lane, back-in/head-in

The City of San Marcos does not manage private off-street parking lots with the exceptions of handicap parking, fire lane, fire zone, and fire hydrants. SMPD parking enforcement does not regulate or enforce parking on the Texas State University campus.

As of March 1, 2018, the parking enforcement officers will begin using License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to help manage downtown parking.

For more information, please click on the below links:
Downtown Parking
Municipal Court 
Residential Permit Parking 
Parking Citation Online Payment Portal

  1. Regina Ruiz

    Parking Enforcement Supervisor
    Phone: 512-753-2140