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Parking Tickets

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If you have three or more unpaid tickets, we recommend that you pay in person at City Hall, so they will post to our system immediately. If you have three or more tickets and choose to pay online, by phone, or by mail, the Treasurer's Office will not be responsible for any towing fees that you incur between the time tickets are paid and when our office receives payment.

Please note that the Treasurer's Office does not accept payment of moving violations.  Moving violations must be paid at the Police Department. Fines for City of Charlottesville parking tickets are as follows, in accordance with the ordinance passed by City Council, effective July 1, 2001:



City of Charlottesville parking tickets may be appealed in writing with the City of Charlottesville Parking Ticket Review Board, as long as appeals are postmarked or received within 96 hours of the ticket's issue date (or by the close of the next business day, if the appeal would be due on a weekend or legal holidays.) (Code Section 15-149)

You may use the envelope provided with the ticket to mail your letter or appeal form.  If you are not using the  envelope, please mail your appeal to Parking Ticket Review Board, P.O. Box 2854, Charlottesville, VA  22902.  Please remember to include your return address and submit the original ticket with your appeal. Responses to appeals will be made by mail only within 5-10 business days.  No responses will be made by telephone, fax or e-mail.

Please also check to ensure that the parking ticket you are appealing was issued by the City of Charlottesville, as parking tickets issued by the University of Virginia may look similar to those issued by the City.  The University administers its own parking enforcement program and its appeals and payment process is completely separate from that of the City of Charlottesville. 

If you would like to appeal a parking ticket, please fill out the online form

Parking Waiver Request


In an effort to make parking in downtown Charlottesville a little easier, City Council has approved a waiver for first-time parking violations received for overtime parking. We understand that sometimes overtime parking regulations can be a bit confusing, and people may receive overtime parking tickets for reasons beyond their control. If this is the first overtime parking ticket you have received, you may qualify for a one time waiver for a ticket received in Charlottesville’s downtown parking corridor.

Only tickets that reference the waiver program at the bottom of the ticket are eligible to apply for a waiver, so inspect your ticket carefully for eligibility.

The facts of your waiver request will be reviewed by a city employee, who shall determine whether the waiver should be granted or denied, and you will be notified of the decision in writing.

A waiver should only be used to ask for a first time waiver of an overtime parking ticket, and is not used to contest the merits or validity of a ticket you have received. To contest the merits or validity of a ticket, meaning you believe the ticket was issued in error, please use the Parking Citation Appeal form referenced above.

Press here to continue to the Parking Citation Waiver Request Form


Violation Code City of Charlottesville Ordinance Fine Amount (if paid within 96 hours) Fine Amount (if paid after 96 hours)
Blocking Driveway (13) Section 15-129 $20.00 $40.00
Double Parking (06) Section 15-137 $20.00 $40.00
Handicapped Space (22) Section 15-133 $180.00 $360.00
Yellow Painted Curb (26) Section 15-136(b) $15.00 $30.00
Park Further than 12 Inches from Curb (27)   Section 15-136(c)     $15.00 $30.00
No Parking – 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. Downtown (20) Section 15-143 $10.00 $20.00
No Parking – Designated Hours (19) Section 15-139 $15.00 $30.00
No Parking -- Dual Wheeled Vehicle Overnight (21) Section 15-144 $10.00 $20.00
No Parking at Any Time (18) Section 15-138 $25.00 $50.00
Obstructing Traffic (24) Section 15-145 $30.00 $60.00
Overtime Parking (02) Section 15-140 $20.00 $40.00
Vehicle Occupying Part of Adjoining Space (28) Section 15-141 $15.00 $30.00
Parking in Loading Zone (07) Section 15-178 (d) $15.00 $30.00
Parking in Permit Zone w/o Permit (16) Section 15-204 $25.00 $50.00
Parking in Prohibited Zone (11) N/A $10.00 $20.00
Parking on Sidewalk (25) Section 15-151 $70.00 $140.00
Parking with Left Side to Curb (05) Section 15-136(a) $15.00 $30.00
Parking Within 15 Feet of Fire Hydrant (12) Section 15-129 $25.00 $50.00
Parking within 20 Feet of Intersection (15) Section 15-129 $15.00 $30.00
Violation of Meter Ordinance (01) Section 15-176 $15.00 $30.00
Other (09) N/A $15.00 $30.00