Always check posted signs and pay stations for enforcement information as enforcement times vary from area to area. City of Austin parking meters are not enforced or turned on the following days: New Year’s Day, Labor Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Parking meters in the downtown area (IH-35 to Lamar Boulevard, and Lady Bird Lake to 10th Street) operate during the following times:
- Monday and Tuesday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 12 midnight
- Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 midnight.
On-street parking meters in the area near Barton Springs Road and South Lamar, including Toomey Road, Lee Barton Drive and others, are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight.
IH-35 to Chicon from East 4th Street to East 7th Street is enforced Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight with the exception of East 5th Street from IH-35 to Waller, Brushy Street, San Marcos Street, and Waller Street which are enforced during the following times:
- Monday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday through Friday – 8 a.m. to midnight
- Saturday – 11 a.m. to midnight