Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 615.001
Parking on County Property


The commissioners court of a county by order may regulate the parking of vehicles on property owned or leased by the county.


The commissioners court may adopt rules under this section to:


limit the use of parking spaces to certain vehicles or types of vehicles;


limit the time that a vehicle may be parked in a specific space or area; or


prohibit the parking of vehicles in certain areas.


If a county restricts or prohibits parking in a place, it shall erect an appropriately worded sign at the place to inform a driver of a vehicle of the restriction or prohibition. The county is not required to erect a sign to indicate that parking is prohibited on a lawn or other area that does not appear to be a place intended for use as a parking area.


A county may provide for towing and storing a vehicle at the owner’s expense if it is parked in violation of a rule adopted under this section. The county may not provide for towing a vehicle that is parked under circumstances that create a defense to prosecution under Subsection (e).


A person commits an offense if the person parks a vehicle in violation of a rule adopted under this section. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the place where the person parked is an area in which a sign is required under Subsection (c) and that there was no sign in place at the time the person parked.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Renumbered from Local Government Code, Section 445.001 by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 3.76(e)(1), eff. April 1, 2009.

Source: Section 615.001 — Parking on County Property, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­615.­htm#615.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 615.001’s source at texas​.gov