Parking and Camera Violation Penalties and Enforcement Actions

You have 30 days from the date of the parking ticket or camera Notice of Liability to pay the fine or fight it by requesting a hearing.

You will get notices of any unpaid parking and camera fines, penalties, hearings, and judgments from the Department of Finance. The notices are sent to the mailing address on file with the DMV for the registered owner of the vehicle.


Penalties and Interest

Penalties and interest add up over time.

For parking tickets:

  • After 30 days, an additional $10 is added to the fine amount. 
  • After 60 days, an additional $20 is added to the fine and first penalty. 
  • After 90 days, an additional $30 is added to the fine and both penalties. 
  • After about 100 days, the violation is entered into judgment and 9% interest per year is then added to the total amount due until the debt is paid.

For camera violations:

  • After 30 days, a $25 penalty will be added 
  • After about 100 days, the violation is entered into judgment and 9% interest per year is then added to the total amount due until the debt is paid.

Enforcement Actions

When the combined judgment debt owed for parking tickets and camera violations exceeds $350 for all vehicles registered to the same owner, any of those vehicles may be towed or booted. Booting, towing, and storage fees will be added to the amount owed.

If judgment debt remains unpaid despite booting, towing, and other collection efforts, the City can legally take additional enforcement actions.


Penalty Dispute

If you believe you should not have been charged a parking ticket or a camera violation late penalty, you can request a penalty adjustment.