Pay a Parking Ticket in New York City

Learn all the ways you can pay or fight a ticket while avoiding penalties.
Average Time of Transaction 5 - 10 Minutes
TOP Pay a Parking Ticket in New York City

If you received a parking ticket in New York City, you can pay it online, by mail, or in person. To avoid penalties, the City must receive your ticket payment within 30 days of the ticket date.


You can pay your parking ticket:

  • online
  • in-person
  • by mail

Can I pay by phone?

No. The NYC Department of Finance no longer accepts payment for parking tickets by phone.

What if I want to fight the ticket?

You can dispute a parking ticket by requesting a hearing within 30 days of the date of the ticket. If you wait more than 30 days, penalties may apply. 
You can dispute a parking ticket for a variety of reasons, including medical emergencies or a broken meter. Find more information about disputing a ticket here

How do I request a hearing?

To fight a parking ticket, you must request a hearing within 30 days after the ticket was issued to avoid paying late penalties.

What if I want to fight a ticket I received over 100 days ago?

If you got your parking ticket more than 100 days ago, a default judgment is entered against the vehicle's owner. The owner must submit a “Parking and Camera Violation Request for Hearing After Judgment” form to fight the ticket. If the request for hearing after judgment is granted, the judge will hear the defense to the parking ticket. If the request is not granted, no hearing will be held and the total fine, interest, and penalties will be due. Learn more.  

How do I file an appeal if I fought my ticket and was found guilty?

If an Administrative Law Judge finds you guilty at a parking ticket hearing, you have the right to appeal the decision. To request an appeal, you must file a Parking / Camera Violations Appeal Application within 30 days of the Administrative Law Judge's hearing decision. Learn more about filing an appeal here.

How To
How To

Refer to this step-by-step process to pay your parking ticket online:

  1. Visit NYC311.
  2. Click on the Service “Pay a Parking Ticket.”
  3. Click on the link "Pay a parking or camera violation online with license plate, summons, or NOL number." 
  4. Fill in your violation number OR your license plate number, the state your car is registered in, and the type
  5. Enter your payment information. 
  6. After you submit your payment, it will be posted in 2-4 business days.

Ready? Have with you:

  • Violation number
  • License plate number
  • State where the vehicle is registered

Pay your New York City parking ticket online:

Pay Online

Pay by Mail

Follow the instructions on the back of the orange envelope provided with your ticket. Enclose a check or money order for the full amount indicated on the front of the ticket. Do NOT send cash. Don't include any correspondence in the envelope, other than your payment. You do not need to include your copy of the parking ticket. 

Mail payment to:

NYC Department of Finance
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 3640
New York, NY 10008-3640

Respond early enough to allow for mail delivery. Finance must receive your response to the ticket by the 30th day from the date the ticket was issued.

Pay in Person

Visit one of the City’s five Finance Business Centers. There is a Center located in each borough. No appointment is necessary.