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Violation Information

The Philadelphia Parking Authority offers four ways to pay parking tickets, so that you can choose the method that is most convenient for you.
To learn more about parking violations visit our Laws and Enforcement page.

Pay a Parking Ticket

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Please have your ticket number or a notice number ready.

Pay Your Ticket

Pay a Red Light Violation

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Pay a Red Light Violation
UNDER 30 DAYS OLD

Pay Your Ticket

Pay a Red Light Violation

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Pay a Red Light Violation
OVER 30 DAYS OLD.

Pay Your Ticket

Need to Dispute a Violation?

For appeals, hearings, questions, or problems, click here.

Pay a Parking Ticket by Mail

Send your check or money order to:
City of Philadelphia
Parking Violations Branch
P.O. Box 41818
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Remember to write your ticket number on your check or money order.

Pay a Parking Ticket by Phone

Call 888-591-3636
to pay by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

After the voice response system introduction, press “1” and have your credit card information and ticket or notice number ready. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pay a Parking Ticket in Person

Please visit us:
913 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM weekdays
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday

Need to Pay a Traffic Court Citation?

You can pay court citations online at the Philadelphia Courts website.

Tickets FAQ

By mail:
Parking Violations Branch
P.O. Box 41818
Philadelphia, PA 19101-1818

Check or money order should be made out to “City of Philadelphia” and include the ticket number being paid. Do not send your check to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. For your peace of mind, do not mail cash.

In person:
Parking Violations Branch
913 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA
19107 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Weekdays
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday

By phone:
Call (888) 591-3636 to pay by Visa or Mastercard. After the voice response system introduction, press “1″ and have your credit card information ready. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Online:
See the Links at the top of this page.

If you don’t agree with your parking ticket you have the right to contest the violation with the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.

When you contest a parking ticket with the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication*, you have the following rights:

  • To be represented by a lawyer or other representative;
  • To appear and testify if you choose;
  • To present evidence, including pictures, tow receipts, etc, or witnesses; and
  • To appeal a decision against you.

* Please note, the Philadelphia Parking Authority does not adjudicate parking tickets, this is the responsibility of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.

You can reschedule over the phone twice. Your third reschedule request must be made in writing. Your request will be reviewed and approved or denied by a Parking Violations Bureau Supervisor.

If you receive a ticket at a meter or kiosk you believe is defective you need to file a complaint to initiate an investigation. See below to view your options regarding a broken meter or kiosk.

By phone- Option #1
Call (888) 591-3636 to and follow the prompts to report a broken meter.

By phone- Option #2
Call (215) 222-9100

Online- Option #1
You can report a broken meter or kiosk by clicking here.

Online- Option #2
Visit our Kiosks Customer Service portal by.

If you do not request a hearing to contest your ticket or pay the ticket within 15 days of issuance, a notice of violation will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. This notice will explain that the violation must either be paid or contested within 10 calendar days of the date on the notice or a $25.00 penalty will be added. If the violation is not paid or contested before it enters delinquency status (approximately 30 days after issuance), a second penalty of $30.00 will be added.

Visit the Traffic Court’s Citation Online Payment System.

E-mail your license plate number to customer.service2@xerox.com for assistance.