There’s plenty of parking in Houston – around 250 lots and garages and more than 2,000 on-street spaces in downtown alone. The hard part, however, is actually finding an empty parking spot in Houston!
With such a high demand, Houston downtown parking can be expensive. Some garages charge very high rates especially during the evenings or on event days. Downtown rates can go up to $30 for 24 hours.
If you want to pay less for parking, consider leaving your car at a lot on the outer edge of the city and walking or taking the public transport to downtown afterwards (METRORail or METRO bus).
On-street parking is enforced Monday-Saturday from 7am to 6pm, parking is free after 6pm, and all day Sunday. Pay stations enforce time limits ranging from 2 to 10 hours of maximum stay.
Please keep in mind that some metered areas become tow away zones on weekdays between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm so, remember to read the parking signs carefully.
For parking ticket related issues, check out the Houston Parking Management Division site.