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SATXtoday: Parking downtown SA
Check out our quick guide for taking care of your San Antonio parking ticket. | Photo by City of San Antonio
On the list of “things that can ruin a day,” walking back to your car to find a yellow envelope tucked under the windshield wiper has to rank pretty high.

So you got a parking ticket in San Antonio — now what?

Well, from the date of your citation, a countdown begins. If the ticket is not resolved within that window, San Antonio will consider that ticket delinquent. This means the court can issue a Failure to Appear citation and order additional fees. Ouch.

💳 How to pay

SATXtoday: Frank D. Wing Municipal Courthouse

Pay your parking ticket in person at the Frank D. Wing Municipal Court Building.


Photo by City of San Antonio

To pay the fee, you can do so one of three ways: by mail, in person at Municipal Court Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or online. Tickets can run as high as $200 for most municipal court traffic violations and even up to $2000 for certain city ordinance violations.

You can also contest the parking ticket in one of two ways:
  • Option one: You must appear no later than the hearing date listed on the parking ticket.
  • Option two: Send a letter through the mail with the ticket number and any evidence necessary to contest the ticket, then a Parking Hearing Officer will review your case and make a ruling. Check out the mailing instructions.
No action can be taken in any case until the ticket is submitted to the court and a parking case is created in the court docketing system. If the case is created after the hearing date on the ticket, a new summons for a hearing will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Pro tip: San Antonio offers free parking downtown every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in select areas. Download the app for easy parking.
Which is the correct way to pay for a parking ticket in San Antonio?

A. Online
B. In person
C. By mail
D. All the above
Wednesday, March 27
  • Gals and Dogs Night | Wednesday, March 27 | 5-7 p.m. | La Tuna Icehouse, 100 Probandt St., San Antonio | Free | Ladies bring your furry bestie for the final night of $3 wine + $6 margaritas.
  • Trios of Resonance | Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Agarita, 724 S. Alamo St. #2, San Antonio | Donation | Join string trio Sarah, Marisa, and Ignacio for a special, one-hour performance.
  • San Antonio Book Festival Author Venue Lead Mixer | Wednesday, March 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Nowhere Bookshop, 5154 Broadway, San Antonio | Free | Network + connect with author venue leads as well as other bookworms.
Thursday, March 28
  • Summer Info & Networking Session | Thursday, March 28 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Geekdom Event Center, 131 E. Soledad, San Antonio | $0-$10 | Learn about this Centro San Antonio’s events + campaigns happening from April to August and stay for a special presentation by TABC.
  • Bike Crawl | Thursday, March 28 | 6:30 p.m. | McIntyre’s Southtown, 1035 S. Presa St., San Antonio | Free | Join the San Antonio Lady Riders on a co-ed 21+ ride to three other local bars and don’t miss $4 Karbach Brewing pints and Urban Brick Pizza.
  • March Wine & Dine: A Taste of Morocco | Thursday, March 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Copa Wine Bar, 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., San Antonio | $75 | Explore the cuisine of North Africa through a four-course meal with wine pairings.
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News Notes
  • The City of San Antonio is hosting a public meeting today at 1626 West Thompson Place beginning at 6 p.m. to discuss its plans to combat flooding along the I-90 and I-35 corridor. Residents can learn about the potential $9.5 million Concepcion Creek Drainage project and provide input.
  • The San Antonio Book Festival released its schedule for its upcoming literary event on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can choose from 66 sessions throughout the day including Silver Nitrate with Silvia Moreno-Garcia and The Texas Electric Grid with Joe Holley. Learn more about the event.
  • H-E-B’s Central Market is getting a face lift at its only Alamo City location at 4821 Broadway. The store plans to update its facade + parking lot, conduct a full remodel of the inside, and construct a produce loading dock. The two-phased project is expected to finish in 2026.
  • The San Antonio JW Marriott announced a new pizza joint is coming to the resort called FIAMME Pizzeria — meaning ‘flames’ in Italian. This new pizza venture plans to serve Neapolitan pizza with appetizers, salads, desserts, cocktails, and the resort’s Hill Country Honey Blonde Beer. The restaurant is expected to open this summer.
  • 100. That’s how many years the San Antonio Conservation Society has been around. The first meeting was held in March 1924 inside an old stone house belonging to Lucy Maverick. Watch this interview with the organization’s president, Kathy Krnavek, about the centennial celebration. (KENS 5)
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit will now allow passengers to travel with e-bikes. Just like traditional bicycles, riders can hang their bikes on the external bike racks on VIA buses and on internal racks on VIA’s Prímo buses. Pro tip: E-bike batteries must remain on the bicycle frame and powered off.
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      Get ready to listen to country music and watch dazzling aerial performances at the Majestic Theatre this summer. | Graphic courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
      The Big Top has long since been taken down, but that’s not the last we will see of Cirque du Soleil. In fact, they’re returning to the Alamo City with a new show. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you “Songblazers: A journey into country music.” This new country music-infused show brings the genre and acrobatic performances together for only eight performances.

      Let’s jump into the details.

      San Antonians can see the show from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25 at the Majestic Theatre — marking the first time Cirque du Soleil will headline a show inside a San Antonio theater. “Songblazers” pays homage to country music legends and new contemporary artists while also celebrating country music’s diverse influences.

      Country artist and grandson of music legend Hank Williams, Sam Williams, has created an original song “Carnival Heart” for the show along with songwriters PJ Harding and Ned Houston.
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      The first time I received a parking ticket, I was in high school and was attending a week-long volleyball clinic at UTSA. Luckily, I was able to contest the ticket because I had not yet received my parking pass for the camp — it saved me like $200. Why are college campus parking tickets always so expensive?
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