How long do I have to pay a parking fine?
If the parking fine is paid within the 30 business days, you may deduct $5 ($25 for handicap parking) from the ticket total.

For example, I have a $20 parking ticket for overtime. I pay within 5 business days, I write a check for $15. If you pay after 5 business days, the deduction is not allowed.

If a parking fine is not paid within 30 days a Law Enforcement Notice is sent. After 30 days an additional $25 fine is levied on the parking ticket and an approximate, 15 days later, a summons is issued.

Once a summons has been issued, payment may not be accepted by the Treasurer's Office. You must appear before the Records Management Division of the Police Department (9710 Jefferson Ave., 757-928-4100 between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) to have the summons served. If you have any questions, feel free to email the Treasurer's Office.

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1. How long do I have to pay a parking fine?
2. I mailed my payment on the 4th business day; will I be penalized if it reaches the Treasurer's Office after the 5th business day?
3. I mailed my payment on the 6th business day but I had deducted the $5 from the ticket amount; what will happen?
4. I feel that I did not deserve the ticket, what can I do?
5. I got a ticket for parking in a handicapped zone. I have a handicapped sticker but forgot to display it. What can I do?