PayByPhone and the City of Galveston is pleased to announce the public can now access a new pay by phone feature for the Island’s downtown parking meters.


PayByPhone is the only payment method for the Galveston Seawall area. The location code for the Galveston Seawall is 5004. Pre-paid debit cards are available at selected retailers. 

Customers can now:

  • Pay for parking from any location
  • Add time remotely
  • Receive a receipt online
  • Receive text message reminders
  • Download mobile apps to their smart phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry)
  • Or save to your homescreen to use the mobile web (Windows Phones, Tablets)

Visitors to the Seawall will be able to use a mobile app, the internet, or a mobile phone to pay for parking. The parking transactions are transmitted real-time to reflect payment status to parking ambassadors and patrol cars.

All parking payments are associated to a license plate and are non-transferable, eliminating the need to display a receipt on your vehicle’s dash, or to display a sticker or hangtag. 

Seawall Paid Parking:

  • Fee:  $2 / hour, not to exceed $16 / day, yearly passes available*
  • Operation:   10:00AM – 6:00 PM, 7 days a week, daily
  • Payment Options: or call 1-866-234-7275

Paid parking areas will include the north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard from 6th to 103rd Street.

Click here for a link to our frequently asked questions (PDF document)

*Annual passes are $45 per year and can be purchased on the app by entering 12 months as the parking time. Annual passes are only available for location 5004 (seawall parking) and not for location 5689 (downtown parking).