Parking Tickets

Parking Violation Notice

If you get a parking ticket on or after June 28, 2021 do not be surprised to see it is more than it used to be. Violation fines related to Parking across the City will be increasing June 28, 2021.

The 2019 Downtown Parking Study recommended increasing violation fines because the fines for getting a ticket were not a high enough cost to change behaviors.

Parking tickets are a way to adjust parking behaviors and encourage safety. If people have positive habits, parking naturally becomes easy, convenient, and accessible for everyone.

Learn more about Spokane's Municipal Code for on-street Parking.

Where do I pay my parking ticket?

Online Payment
As long as your ticket has not been sent to collections, your parking tickets can be paid online using a credit or debit card. You will need the citation number and license plate/VIN number.

In‑person payment. You can pay in person at:

  • Spokane Municipal Court/Parking Violations
    Public Safety Building
    1100 W Mallon Ave
    Spokane, WA 99260

Mail a payment. You can mail in your payment using the envelope provided or on the ticket itself. Do not mail cash.

How do I contest a parking ticket?

If you believe you were issued the ticket in error and want to contest the ticket, you may request a hearing. You can contest a ticket if it was issued within the last 15 days, after that, it is no longer an option. You can request a hearing in-person or contest by written statement. You will need your citation number and either your License Plate Number or VIN.

All parking ticket fees are determined by the Spokane Municipal Code, Section 08.02.083A. Once an officer writes a ticket, it becomes the responsibility of Spokane Municipal Court.

Please note, a $25 late fee is added if the ticket is unpaid after 15 days. If you have four or more unpaid parking tickets, you are put on a scofflaw list and your vehicle will get the boot. Once booted, unless tickets and fees are paid within 48 hours, your vehicle will be towed.

Other Questions

I committed the parking violation; however, I would like to explain the circumstances and ask a judge to reduce my ticket. What should I do?

You admit you committed the parking violation, but you want to explain the mitigating circumstances and ask the court for a reduced penalty. You will need your citation number and either your License Plate Number or VIN. Mitigate.

I got a ticket and lost it or misplaced my ticket. What should I do?

You can contact Spokane Municipal Court at 509.625.4409, or you can check the online portal to see if your ticket is still eligible to pay. You will need your citation number and either your License Plate Number or VIN.

If I pay the ticket early, do I get a discount?

No, paying early will not change the amount of the original violation, which is set by the Spokane Municipal Code, Section 08.02.083A.

What should I do if I got a boot or immobilization device on my vehicle?

Please contact Valley Empire Collections at 509.928.4611 to resolve the issue.

How do I find out if my car was towed?

Please contact Crime Check at 509.456.2233. If your car was towed by the City, Crime Check can tell you where your car is located.

Contact Us

Have a question about parking? Call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489).