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Parking Meters

Meters are located in the central business district, the medical district and along University Street near TCU. Meters in these areas are operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and are free after 6 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Meters located in the Cultural District are on Will Rogers West and are operational 6 a.m to 10 p.m. seven days a week. All meters are free on City of Fort Worth observed holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Day

If a parking meter has a red bag on it, you may not park at this meter. If an unauthorized vehicle is parked on a red-bagged meter, the vehicle is subject to being cited and/or impounded.

Before leaving your vehicle that is parked at a meter, please be sure to check if this meter is in a time restricted or valet parking zone. If you are in a time restricted area, the meter will shut off, whether there is time on the meter or not, and you will then be in violation. If you are in a valet zone, your vehicle may be cited and/or impounded.

Meter Rates

  • One-Hour Meters (red meters)
    $1.50 per hour
  • Two-Hour Meters (orange meters)
    $1.50 per hour
  • Four-Hour Meters (blue meters)
    $0.75 per hour
  • 10-Hour Meters (green meters)
    $0.50 per hour

Meter Feeding

Drivers are required to move their vehicles when the meter time limits expire. Drivers cannot insert more coins to extend the time on the meter.

Disabled Parking

Drivers with valid disability placards or license plates may park at city meters for free up to the meter's maximum time limit, listed in the rates above.

Meter Rental

Parking meters may be rented for special events or in conjunction with construction work being performed in the street, sidewalk or adjacent property.

An initial fee of $20 plus $10 per metered space per day is required. An expedited fee of $100 is required per meter order if turnaround time is 48 hours or less.

Download a rental application

Download a meter map

In the event that the requester is disabled and needs to get as close as possible (at a street meter) to the place in which business is being conducted, please send proof of disability and proof of required business in the vicinity along with the request for rental.

Malfunctioning Meters

If you have experienced a problem with a parking meter, you may report the malfunction by calling 817-392-8100. You will need to know the four-digit meter number located on either the front and/or back of the meter. If you deposited a coin in the meter and it did not register any time, and if there are not any other signals displayed, you are still responsible for ensuring that there is time on the meter before leaving your vehicle.

Parking Citations

Visit the Municipal Court website for more information about parking citations.