Parking Tickets

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How do I pay a parking ticket?

You can pay a parking ticket at the Treasurer’s Office in City Hall, or drop off your payment in a parking ticket drop box. Drop box locations include N. Augusta St. behind First Bank; Frederick Street in front of Mary Baldwin University; the Augusta Street Parking Lot and on Central Avenue near the intersection of W. Beverley Street. Cash or check only.

How long do I have to pay a parking ticket?

Parking tickets must be paid within 10 days from the date of the ticket.

What happens if the ticket is not paid within 10 days?

After 10 days have passed, a $10 late fee (administration fee) is added to the cost of the ticket and a final notice will be sent. If you receive a final notice, you will have 10 business days from the date of the letter to pay the ticket. If the ticket has not been paid after 10 business days, a Virginia Uniform Summons will be issued for you to appear in court.

What happens if I receive a court summons for an unpaid ticket?

Once a summons has been issued, the Treasurer’s Office will no longer accept payment. You must pre-pay the ticket at the General District Court Clerk’s office before your court date or appear in court on your scheduled court date.

How do I contest a parking ticket?

You can fill out and submit a contest form at the Police Department. The Police Department will process the contest form and send it to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review. After the Commonwealth’s Attorney makes a decision, the form will be returned to the Police Department. A letter will be sent to you explaining whether or not the ticket was dismissed. If the ticket is not dismissed you will have 15 days from the date of the letter to pay the ticket. While your request for dismissal is under review, the payment requirement is placed on hold until you receive correspondence from the Police Department about the status of your ticket.

For more information on parking violations, see Section 10.25.080 of the Staunton City Code.