Parking Restrictions


  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022


  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
State Law

The Texas Motor Vehicle Laws detail various restrictions to parking automobiles. The following is only a partial listing of where it is illegal to park:

  • in an intersection, on a sidewalk, crosswalk (marked or unmarked), or railroad track;
  • in front of any driveway;
  • within 15 ft of a fire hydrant;
  • within 20 ft of a crosswalk (marked or unmarked);
  • within 30 ft of a yield sign, stop sign, or traffic signal;
  • double parking on a street.

The City of San Antonio establishes additional NO PARKING ANYTIME zones, generally in accordance to one or more of the following criteria:

  • where traffic safety and/or traffic mobility goals make it necessary to prohibit parking;
  • on residential streets where nearby commercial properties create a condition that leads motorists to park adjacent to nearby residential properties;
  • in the immediate vicinity of intersections where parked vehicles have limited, to an unsafe degree, motorists’ visibility of approaching traffic;
  • on residential streets where a petition has been received, signed by representatives of contiguous properties, including at least one corner lot.
Special Time-of-Day Parking Restrictions

In addition to NO PARKING ANYTIME signs, the City also installs parking prohibitions that apply only during specified times at selected locations. These include 7-9 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. (school days only) near some schools to facilitate child safety and motorist safety. Another type of parking prohibition is during 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. on some major thoroughfares to facilitate rush hour traffic.

How to Request New Parking Restrictions

If you wish for the City to evaluate a street of interest to determine if parking prohibitions are appropriate, please call 311.

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