Parking FAQ

The City of Georgetown has numerous traffic and parking rules and regulations (laws and ordinances) that are described in the City of Georgetown Municipal Code. A great many of these laws are considered to be common sense or courtesy. They are things that most drivers learn early in their driving careers. Sometimes, in our hectic lives we forget some of these things. These are things that are ticketable offenses, even if there is no reminder present, such as a sign.

The City of Georgetown Traffic Department would like to take a moment to remind you of the most commonly forgotten rules. Unless necessary to avoid a conflict with other traffic or directed to by a police officer or traffic control device, the following regulations apply on all City of Georgetown streets.  The following list is not meant to be considered a list of all parking violations.  For a complete list, please consult the Texas Driver Handbook.

No parking is allowed in front of a public or private driveway

No parking is allowed within 20 feet of a crosswalk

No parking is allowed within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon or signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of the roadway.

Additional Parking Rules

No parking is allowed within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station, or on the side of the street opposite the entrance of any fire station, or within seventy-five feet of said entrance when sign is posted.

No parking is allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

There are also rules prohibiting double-parking and parking on sidewalks, parking with the car’s left wheel to the curb, within crosswalks, intersections, travel lanes, or fire lanes, or on elevated structures.  If illegal parking is creating an immediate danger requiring enforcement, please contact the police department at (512) 930-3510 or dial 911.