Paid Parking Grace Period Ends Monday
The grace period for the paid downtown parking program in Amarillo ends Monday (June 3).
Since the implementation of the paid parking program on March 4, the City of Amarillo has only issued warnings for parking violations. Beginning Monday, parking enforcement staff will write citations for vehicles that have not paid through the ParkMobile system.
ParkMobile, the cloud-based pay-by-phone system provider for downtown parking, allows people to pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is free to download and available for both iPhone and Android devices. Users can also call 1-877-727-5953 to pay through an automated voice system.
For questions regarding the paid parking program, contact Jonni Glick with Amarillo Municipal Court at (806) 378-4224. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to parking.amarillo.gov.
Paid parking downtown is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no paid parking downtown in the evenings or on weekends. The required fee for parking is $1 per hour. The paid parking boundary is from S.E. Third Ave. to the north; S. Johnson Street to the east; S.E. 10th to the south and S. Taylor to the west (between Fourth Ave. and Ninth Ave.)
In downtown, there are approximately 900 paid and 1,200 free on-street spaces available. There are also free city-owned surface lots available surrounding the Amarillo Civic Center and nearby.
The designated area will allow parking for a maximum of three hours before motorists will need to move their vehicles. The city also has the ability to increase the hours available for large events that would necessitate the need for longer parking sessions.
The paid parking ordinance includes exemptions for certain state license plates/placards, such as handicap/disabled; disabled veterans; military medals, etc., per state law. Paid parking will not be enforced on city holidays.