Meter Bagging Permit

ParkHouston - ARAPH1006
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
ParkHouston

Physical Address:

2020 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

832.393.8690
832.393.8646
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
$17.51 per metered space per day
Admin fee
$29.18 (if permit exceeds $50)
Valid Period
Varies
Processing Time
Varies

About

Permit provides for temporary restriction of access to metered parking by the public.

Access restriction means any restriction or other means or method of rendering unavailable for use by the general public of one or more metered spaces.

If the parking official issues a permit, ParkHouston personnel shall officially mark the meter or meters for the duration of the permit.

Depending upon the type and number of affected metered spaces and meters, the official marking may be in the form of meter bags, signage, or other indicia to indicate that the affected meter spaces are not available for public use.

After Approval

Permit must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle or posted at service location for inspection by enforcement officials.

Conditions & Exceptions

Parking citations

All delinquent parking citations must be resolved before permit can be issued.

 

Construction projects

If a construction project is blocking access to a parking meter, a meter bagging permit must also be obtained. ParkHouston will need copies of any mobility permits issued by Houston Public Works before a meter bagging permit is processed. ParkHouston will require communication with Houston Public Works for confirmation of any mobility permits (usually 1 day to 1 week).

 

Processing time

Average processing time varies depending on review of requested meters and if request involves construction.

 

Expedite fee

Applications are subject to an expedite fee of $100 if submitted less than 2 business days prior to the requested service date.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Meter bagging permit application
  • Copy of mobility permits issued by Houston Public Works, if applicable 
  • Copy of street closure permits issued by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, if applicable
  • Method of payment: cash (in person only), check, cashier's check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard)

Apply in Person

Bring the completed application, required documents, and payment to:
ParkHouston
2020 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application, required documents, and payment to:
ParkHouston
2020 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

Cash is not accepted for mailed applications.

Apply by Fax

Fax the completed application, applicable documents, and payment to 832-393-8646. Only credit cards are accepted for faxed applications.

Conditions & Exceptions

Permits are for loading and unloading, and for construction projects.

What You Need

If applicable, communication is made 3 weeks prior to permit expiration.

  • Complete a meter bagging permit application
  • Copy of mobility permits issued by Houston Public Works, if applicable.
  • Copy of street closure permits issued by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, if applicable
  • Method of payment: cash (in person only), check, cashier's check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard)
Renew in Person

Bring the completed application, required documents, and payment to:
ParkHouston
2020 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

Renew by Mail

Mail the completed application, required documents, and payment to:
ParkHouston
2020 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

Cash is not accepted for mailed applications.

Conditions & Exceptions

Permits are for loading and unloading, and for construction projects.

 

Renew by fax

Renewals are also accepted by fax. Submit the completed application, applicable documents, and a method of payment (credit card only) to 832-393-8646.