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How to Pay Your Parking Citation

The Pay Cite system allows you to perform website inquiries and to pay parking citations/tickets online. Your citation number can be found on the original ticket or on the Notice of Illegal Parking. Enter the citation number, and then click on Next Step. When entering the citation number, please exclude any leading Alpha-characters and/or zeroes before the citation number.

If you do not have your citation number, you can instead look up citations by vehicle license plate number. Just enter the vehicle license plate number in the field indicated and then click on Next Step.

Delinquent Citations must be paid through the City Treasurer's Delinquent Accounts payment site.

If you just received your citation, you will not be able to pay online until it is downloaded to the parking citation system.

Most citations are issued using handheld electronic ticket-writing equipment and are downloaded within just a few days after being issued. Handwritten citations can take several weeks to be entered into the parking citation system.

If your citation is not in the system, you can still send your payment by mail or pay in person. Just make sure you include a copy of the original citation with your payment. Your payment will be processed upon receipt. Once the citation is entered or downloaded into the system, the payment will be automatically applied to the citation and no further action will be required on your part.

If you cannot locate your citation on the website and need additional information or are experiencing difficulties accessing the website, please call Parking Administration Customer Service at (866) 470-1308 (toll free).

For more information, refer to the Citations/Tickets Frequently Asked Questions.

For questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, or call (866) 470-1308 (toll free).

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