Municipal Courts

Parking Citations

What are the parking citation fines?

PARKING VIOLATION FINE SCHEDULE - Effective 01/23/12

EXPIRED METER $ 25.00
BUFFER ZONE $ 25.00
PARK IN MORE THAN 1 METER SPACE $ 25.00
PARK ON BUS OR TAXI STAND $ 25.00
AIRPORT LIMOUSINE ZONE $ 25.00
HOTEL ZONE - PARKING $ 25.00
OTHER OVERTIME $ 25.00
LOAD ZONE-AIRPORT/OVER 3 MIN/UNATTENDED $ 25.00
LOAD ZONE (GENERAL) - OVER 30 MIN $ 25.00
LOADING ZONE (COMM. VEHICLE) - OVER 30 MIN $ 25.00
OVER 18 INCHES FROM CURB $ 25.00
LOADING ZONE/NOT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE $ 25.00
PARK WITHIN 30 FT. OF STOP SIGN $ 25.00
PARKING - FUNERAL ZONE $ 25.00
RESERVED PARKING SPACE $ 25.00
AIRPORT-CONTRARY TO SIGNS OR MARKINGS $ 25.00
AIRPORT-LOADING IN FRONT OF TERMINAL $ 25.00
ALLEY-GENERAL TRAFFIC DIST/FIVE POINTS $ 25.00
AIRPORT-WEST OF TERMINAL W/O AUTHORITY $ 25.00
POLICE/POLICE MOTORCYCLE ZONE $ 25.00
BACK-IN ANGLED PARKING ONLY $ 55.00
DOUBLE PARKING $ 55.00
PARK ON WRONG SIDE OF STREET $ 55.00
RESIDENTIAL PARKING ZONE (NO PERMIT) $ 55.00
NO PARKING ZONE $ 55.00
PARKING ON SIDEWALK $ 55.00
PARKING - EASEMENT $ 55.00
PARKING IN FRONT OF DRIVEWAY $ 55.00
PARK WITHIN 20 FT. OF CROSSWALK $ 55.00
PARK WITHIN 15 FT. OF FIRE HYDRANT $ 55.00
PARKING ON MEDIAN $ 55.00
PARK ON A BRIDGE $ 55.00
IN ALLEYS CONTRARY TO SIGN $ 55.00
CONTRARY TO ANGLE PARKING SIGNS $ 55.00
ALONGSIDE/OPPOSITE STREET EXCAVATION $ 55.00
NEWS MEDIA ZONE $ 55.00
INSPECTION ZONE $ 55.00
COVERED METER $ 55.00
IN VIOLATION OF SIGN/ADJACENT TO SCHOOL $ 55.00
IN VIOLATION OF SIGN/NARROW STREET $ 55.00
IN VIOLATON OF SIGN/ONE-WAY STREET $ 55.00
TEMPORARY NO PARKING ZONE $ 55.00
ADJACENT TO SAFETY ZONE $ 55.00
YELLOW CURB MARKINGS $ 55.00
PARKING IN DESIGNATED BIKE LANES $ 55.00
VIOLATION OF STREET CLEANING/CONSTRUCTION $ 55.00
VIOLATION OF OFFICIAL SIGN PROHIBITING PARKING $ 55.00
PARKING ON CITY PROPERTY $ 100.00
R-O-W WASHING/REPAIRING VEHICLE $ 100.00
FIRE LANE $ 150.00
HAZARDOUS/CONGESTED PLACE $ 150.00
WITHIN INTERSECTION $ 150.00
PARKING PROHIBITED/OVERSIZE $ 225.00
ACCESSIBLE PARKING PERMIT ZONE/NO PERMIT $ 275.00
ACCESSIBLE PARKING PERMIT ZONE/BLOCKED

$ 275.00

ALL FINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Delinquency Fees: All fines increase by $10.00 for every 30 days the citation is delinquent, up to a maximum of $60.00 in delinquency fees per violation. The delinquency fees are added on to the amount of the original fines in the listings above.

How do I request a parking hearing?

The person charged with a parking violation may request a parking hearing before a hearing officer in order to determine the liability of the offense. Hearings must be requested within 14 days from the date the citation was issued. Hearings will be scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bring all documents you would like the hearing officer to consider to your scheduled hearing.

Hearing procedures will be provided prior to meeting with the Hearing Officer.

Hearings may be requested as follows:

In person

El Paso Municipal Court
810 E. Overland
El Paso, Texas 79901

By phone

(915) 212-0215 select option 7 to speak with a court representative.

I no longer own the vehicle for an outstanding parking citation

The El Paso Municipal Court receives vehicle registration information from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). At the time the vehicle registration request was submitted from the Court to TxDOT, your name appeared as the last registered owner of the vehicle. If you have received notice regarding a parking citation(s) issued to a vehicle that you no longer own and which you did not own at the time of the issuance of the citation(s), please provide the following (where applicable).

  • A copy of the invoice showing the vehicle was purchased after the issuance of the citation, including the license plate number.
  • A copy of the record from the Texas Department of Transportation showing that ownership has been transferred and the date thereof; or
  • A copy of the Vehicle Transfer Notification Form after it has been processed by the Texas Department of Transportation. The form is available at the Texas Department of Transportation and the office of the local County Tax Assessor-Collector. It also is available on line through the TxDOT web site as Form TR346 in the Vehicle Registration category.

I received a parking citation while I was serving as a juror in a court proceeding

Please submit the confirmation of juror service received from the Court along with your expired meter citation either in person at any of our locations or by mail to 810 E. Overland, El Paso, TX, 79901. The hearing officer will review the documents. If all is in order, the citation will be dismissed.

Why was my vehicle booted or impounded and how can I get my vehicle back?

The law allows the booting or impoundment of vehicles having 3 or more delinquent parking citations.

The registered owner of an immobilized or impounded vehicle, or other authorized person, may secure release of the vehicle by paying all delinquent citations, including any arrest warrants against the owner of the vehicle. 

These charges may be paid at any of the Municipal Court locations. Checks will not be accepted.

Towing and storage fees will be charged at the impound storage facility.

How can I request a Boot Hearing?

The registered owner of an immobilized or impounded vehicle shall have the right to a prompt post-immobilization hearing (“boot hearing”) before the hearing officer. The boot hearing shall be held within 24 hours following the written request therefore, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and City of El Paso holidays, at the Municipal Court, 810 E. Overland, El Paso, Texas 79901. The issue to be determined at the boot hearing is whether the immobilization was authorized by law. The determination of the hearing officer at the boot hearing is final. If the hearing officer finds that the owner of the vehicle is not liable for any of the citations, a release order for the vehicle will be issued.