March 2, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 

Parking fine increases that go into effect March 1 will bring Fort Worth’s fines in alignment with those assessed by other Texas cities of comparable size.

A benchmark study of five Texas cities –Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Irving and Dallas — was completed last June. The results indicated that the average fine for violations in Fort Worth is $26.70, which is significantly lower than the benchmark cities’ average of $54.21.

The last increase in parking fines was adopted in August 2003.

Here are the new fines:

  • Double parking $35
  • No parking anytime $30
  • Parking on wrong side of street $30
  • Storing car on street $50
  • No parking from _____ to _____ $35
  • Loading zone $50
  • Expired meter $25
  • One- or two-hour zone $30
  • Parking in front or side yard $75

A late fee of $25 will be charged for a fine that is not paid within 15 days of the violation. That fee is significantly below the Texas cities’ benchmark average of $32.03.


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