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