Daily, monthly parking fees take effect on Tuesday

Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:33 - Written by Staff Reports

Various changes to the Downtown Business District parking will take effect on Tuesday, the city of Tyler announced.

According to a news release, extended parking is available at the Fair Plaza Garage at Elm Street and College Avenue.

“An automated gate system will allow a driver, without a monthly agreement, to obtain a ticket upon entering the garage,” the news release states. “The ticket should be paid at an electronic kiosk, and the ‘paid’ ticket is inserted upon exit. The new garage has 384 parking spaces, with both monthly leased parking and daily/hourly parking available.”

The garage will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on official city holidays.

Charges to park in the garage will be: $1 per hour with a maximum of $5 per day and $70 per month for a non-reserved parking space.

There is a discount for any single entity purchasing 25 spaces or more (these spots will be reserved).

The rate for parking at on-street meters will increase to 50 cents per hour with a maximum time of two hours.

According to a news release, the city’s meter patrol will issue tickets for vehicles parked more than two hours in a metered spot. The City Ordinance prohibits meter feeding.

The two-hour parking restriction does not apply to individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities.

“We encourage everyone to experience the convenience of using the Fair Plaza Parking Garage,” a news release states. 

For more information about the parking garage or downtown parking in general, contact the city of Tyler Traffic Engineering Department at 903-531