The city of Galveston will allow limited overnight parking on Seawall Boulevard during the first weekend of Mardi Gras, city spokeswoman Jaree Fortin said. 

People can park properly registered vehicles and trailers starting 5 a.m. Friday, Fortin said. All vehicles must be removed on Sunday, she said.

Paid parking will be enforced over the weekend, Fortin said. Vehicles and trailers must show a license plate and pay for parking between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day, Fortin said. 

Drivers who park overnight on Seawall Boulevard before Friday will be cited and towed, Fortin said.

Parking spots on Seawall Boulevard are expected to fill up quickly, and a number of spaces on the street will be designated as no parking zones or restricted access areas, Fortin said. 

Residents and visitors are also asked to keep sidewalk pathways clear of obstacles, and to only cover parking spaces with properly registered vehicles or trailers. Cones, chairs, ropes and chains will be removed at the owner's expense, Fortin said.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter at @sam_kett 


(3) comments

paul bohn

I wish the overnight parking ban was enforced all the time. Especially on the west end, cars stay parked all day and overnight for days sometimes , especially in the no charge area. I wonder how many overnight parking tickets were given to vehicles with generators running And BBQ pits during biker week end? The people pay for daily parking during MG, I just don't see the harm in allowing them to stay overnight ? It appears to be about the almighty dollar! I just wish the rule was enforced all the time!

Ellen Morrison

Well, it’s not being enforced now. Driving east on Seawall last night, on my way home from Kroger, I saw many blocks already full of vehicles. Why even bother to say there are rules? I think it makes the City look bad to say that vehicles will be ticketed and towed - at this point there has to be too many to tow.

Salvi Bautista

RV s should not be allowed to park the Seawall blocking the customers views of the ocean and parade of which are paying customers.

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