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There are many on-street parking locations throughout Downtown. Most on-street parking has a 2-hour time limit from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please make sure to read all parking signage to avoid a ticket or being towed. San Marcos does actively enforce the time limit.
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There is two hour on-street parking and “pay to park” lots for visitors to run a quick trip. Visit our Downtown Parking page for more information.
There are “pay to park” lots for visitors who are planning for a longer visit. Visit our Downtown Parking page for more information.
There are five options for paid parking lots:
Visitor's information Student information
Students can park at one of the many paid lots Downtown to avoid a parking ticket or may purchase a parking permit to park in University lots. Students can visit the Texas State University Student Parking webpage or call 512.245.2887 for more information.
Paying the ticket on time is essential for avoiding a late fee. Please visit the Municipal Court webpage, call 512.393.8190, or pay online for information on how to pay your citation.
Please visit the City’s Residential Parking Permit webpage for more information on how to get your parking permit.
Downtown visitors have several options for getting around without a car! Please visit our Transit and Multimodal webpage for information on “The Bus” public transit services and the City’s electric Bicycle and Scooter share program. Keep an eye out for more transportation options coming soon.