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Pay A Parking Citation

What do I do if I receive a parking citation? 

You have 15 calendar days from the date of issuance to make payment or submit an administrative review request. The original fine will double on the 16th day and you will be responsible for twice the original amount of the citation. If you need to make payment on a citation that was issued 13 or more days ago, please pay online to ensure receipt.

Pay online: You can pay online with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. Please have your citation and / or license plate number and payment information ready.

Pay by phone: If your citation number contains just numbers, you can pay over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover by calling (833) 805-1616. If your citation number contains a letter or begins with PO, please call (505) 955-6581, option 1. Please have your citation and / or license plate number and payment information ready. 

Pay in person: Bring payment to the Parking Violations Bureau at Market Station, 500 Market Street, Suite 200. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring your original citation and/or license plate number with you.

Pay by mail: Mail payments to the City of Santa Fe Parking Violations Bureau, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909. Please print your citation number, license plate number and/or account number on your check or money order. Please do not send cash. 


What happens if I don't pay a parking citation?

If you don't pay your parking citation or otherwise respond to your parking citation within 15 calendar days from the date of issuance, you will be responsible for twice the amount of the original fine. If no action is taken within 30 days of the date of issuance you will be responsible for additional penalties and your account will be turned over to a collection agency.


Don't get the boot

Pursuant to the Uniform Traffic Code, if you have 3 or more unpaid parking citations, a boot will be placed on your car, and won't be removed until all outstanding fines are paid (plus a boot fee of $50). Payment must be made in full at the Parking Violations Bureau, located at 500 Market Street, Suite 200, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If payment is not made in full within 24 hours of immobilization, the City or its designee will tow your vehicle. Additional towing, tow yard storage, and processing fees will apply.




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