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There are several ways you can pay New York City parking and camera violations. To avoid penalties, make sure you pay within 30 days.

Payment Option
Payment Method
Service Fee

Online and Mobile App
Credit/Debit Card
Pre-Paid/Gift Card
Electronic Check

2% for cards
Mail
Check
Money Order
No fee


DOF Business Centers
Cash
Credit/Debit Card
Pre-Paid/Gift Card
Check
Money Order

2% for cards

You don't have to be the registered owner of the vehicle to make a parking ticket or camera violation payment. Anyone can pay your violations for you.

Fines

Camera Violations

  • Bus lane camera: $50 if the date of the violation (not the date of the NOL) was on or after June 24, 2019; $115 if the date of the violation was before June 24, 2019
  • Red light camera: $50
  • Speed camera: $50

Note: if the NYPD issued you a bus lane violation that is yellow, it is a moving violation and the fine is $150. For more information about moving violations, go to the Traffic Ticket page.

Parking Tickets

The amount you owe depends on the violation code and where in the City you parked. The violation code is located on the front of the ticket. You can get information about the code on your parking ticket, what it means, and how much each type of parking violation costs.

Get parking ticket code descriptions and fine amounts.

Penalties

You have 30 days from the date of the parking ticket or camera Notice of Liability (NOL) to pay the fine or request a hearing. After 30 days, penalties and interest will begin to be added. If the violations go into judgment, additional enforcement actions may be taken.

Twenty days after a parking ticket is issued or the date of the NOL, the Department of Finance (DOF) will send a Pre-Penalty Notice of Unpaid Violation to the address on file at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the registered owner of the vehicle. This letter reminds owners about an outstanding violation on a plate registered to them and gives instructions on how to pay or request a hearing. Make sure to keep your address up to date with the DMV to ensure that you receive these notices in the future.

Parking Tickets

  • After 30 days, an additional $10 is added to the fine amount. 
  • After 60 days, an additional $20 is added to the fine and first penalty. 
  • After 90 days, an additional $30 is added to the fine and both penalties. 
  • After about 100 days, the violation is entered into judgment and 9% simple interest per year is then added to the total amount due. Each month, one-twelfth of the 9% of the unpaid judgment is added to the amount due, until the outstanding amount is paid.

Camera Violations

  • After 30 days, a $25 penalty will be added.
  • After about 100 days, the violation is entered into judgment and 9% simple interest per year is then added to the total amount due. Each month, one-twelfth of the 9% of the unpaid judgment is added to the amount due, until the outstanding amount is paid.

If you believe you shouldn't have been charged interest or were charged an incorrect amount of interest, you can request a penalty adjustment. For more information, visit the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Assistance page.

Enforcement Actions

Booting and Towing

When the combined judgment debt owed for parking tickets and camera violations exceeds $350 for all vehicles registered to the same owner, any of those vehicles may be booted or towed. For example, if you own two vehicles and have an $80 bus lane camera violation in judgment on one car and $271 in parking violations in judgment on the other car, either car may be booted.

If your vehicle is booted, a booting fee and marshal or sheriff fees will be added to the judgment amount owed.

If you don't resolve your judgment debt within 48 hours of being booted, or if your vehicle meets the criteria for an immediate tow, then a tow fee will be added. Vehicles that remain in the tow pound will be charged a storage fee after the first day they are brought into the pound.

 If you don't pay the total amount owed, the vehicle will be auctioned. To learn more about booting and towing, visit the Booted Vehicle or Find a Towed Vehicle page.

Other Enforcement Actions

In addition to booting and towing, DOF may take other enforcement actions against the registered owner of the vehicle.

DOF may:

  • Garnish your wages
  • Restrain your bank accounts
  • Defer or suspend your NY State vehicle registration
  • Place a lien against your real property
  • Refer your account to a collection agency

You can pay a parking ticket or camera violation online using CityPay

Note: you can't pay a parking or camera violation online if your vehicle has been booted or towed. To learn how to pay violations when a vehicle has been booted, visit the Booted Vehicle page. For towed vehicles, visit the Towed Vehicle Reclaim from Marshal or Sheriff page.

How to Pay

  1. Go to the CityPay website. Using Firefox isn't recommended because you may not be able to input all of the requested information.
  2. Search for the violations you owe using the ticket or Notice of Liability (NOL) number or your license plate number.
  3. Decide how much you want to pay. The full fine and penalty amounts are displayed, but you can make a partial payment by entering the amount you want to pay.
  4. Choose your payment method and enter all of the required information. Make sure that your billing address matches the address for your credit or debit card and the Card Verification Value (CVV) is correct, or the payment won't go through.
  5. Review the payment information carefully before submitting. You can't cancel, change, or delay the payment once it's been submitted.
  6. Submit your payment.
  7. Print the receipt screen or confirmation email for your records.

Payment Methods

You can pay online using:

  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or foreign cards with CVVs)
  • Debit card (Visa or MasterCard logo)
  • Pre-paid or gift card (Visa or MasterCard logo)
  • Electronic check

Service Fee

A 2% service fee is added for credit, debit, and pre-paid or gift card payments. There's no fee for payments by electronic check.

Proof of Payment

When you pay online and your payment goes through, you'll get a payment receipt screen, and if you provided an email address you'll also get a confirmation email. Make sure to print both for your records as proof of attempted payment.

Each shows:

  • Your receipt number
  • Each ticket and/or violation you paid
  • The total amount you paid

If your credit card payment didn't go through, you won't get a receipt. Instead, you'll see a message that says "Unable to process payment. Declined."

The confirmation email will be from ipayment@corebt.com. Keep this email for future reference. If you don't see the email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

If you submit an e-check payment that is later returned as a no-good check, DOF will send a notification of this return to the email address that you provide at the time of payment. The original amount due will be reinstated, as well as any late fees, penalties, or booting-related fees that may have been in place at the time of your original payment. Additional penalties and interest will continue to accrue until a new payment is received.

Processing and Post Date

Online payments are processed each day at midnight. If you search for a ticket or violation you paid earlier the same day, you should see "Payment in Process" on the results page. The payment date will be the date that you completed your online transaction. It may take 2 to 4 business days for it to be reflected in the system.

Payments made online can't be cancelled, changed, or delayed.

Credit and debit card payments over $100,000 and e-check payments over $1 million will be split into smaller amounts for processing and will appear on the statement as multiple items.

You can pay a parking ticket or camera violation on your smartphone using the NYC Parking Ticket Pay or Dispute App.

    The app makes paying violations quick and easy. 

    You can:

    • Save your plate and billing information for faster lookup and checkout
    • Access your tickets and payment history (up to 100 violations) at any time
    • Pay your ticket even if it's not in the Department of Finance system

    The app is available for both Android and iOS. You can get it at the App Store or Google Play. The app is free to download and use, but regular service fees for credit and debit card payments still apply.

    Note: you can't pay a parking or camera violation using the app if your vehicle has been booted or towed. To learn how to pay violations when a vehicle has been booted, visit the Booted Vehicle page. For towed vehicles, go to the Towed Vehicle Reclaim from Marshal or Sheriff page.

    Get the NYC Parking Ticket Pay or Dispute App for:

    System Requirements

    To use the app, your device needs a data connection, either through Wi-Fi or a cellular data plan.

    You can use the NYC Parking Ticket Pay or Dispute App on:

    • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, if you have iOS 9 or later
    • Android systems with KitKat or later

    How to Pay

    1. Open the app on your mobile device. Your device will need a data connection, either through Wi-Fi or a cellular data plan.
    2. Search for the violations you owe using the ticket number or Notice of Liability (NOL) number or your license plate number. If you've saved your license plate number in the My Info section, the information will auto-populate, but you can still overwrite it if necessary.
    3. Decide how much you want to pay. The app displays the full fine and penalty amounts. You can pay the entire balance or make a partial payment by entering the amount you want to pay.
    4. Choose your payment method and enter all of the required information. If you've saved your billing information in the My Info Section, the information will auto-populate, but you can still overwrite it if necessary. Make sure that your billing address matches the address for your credit or debit card and the Card Verification Value (CVV) is correct, or the payment won't go through.
    5. Review the information you entered carefully before submitting. You can't cancel, change, or delay the payment once it's been submitted.
    6. Submit your payment.
    7. Capture a screenshot of the confirmation page screen or print the confirmation email for your records.

    Payment Methods

    You can pay using:

    • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or foreign cards with CVVs)
    • Debit card (Visa or MasterCard logo)
    • Pre-paid or gift card (Visa or MasterCard logo)
    • Electronic check

    Service Fee

    A non-refundable 2% service fee is added for credit, debit, and pre-paid or gift card payments. The fee is also charged for credit card payments made through Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

    There's no fee for payments by electronic check.

    Proof of Payment

    When you pay using the app and your payment goes through, you'll see a confirmation page. You can capture a screenshot and keep that for your records. If you've provided a valid email address, you'll also get a confirmation email within one hour. You can also choose to get a confirmation by text message.

    The confirmation email includes:

    • Your receipt number
    • Transaction date and time 
    • The total amount you paid
    • Ticket numbers, issue dates, and amounts
    • Provisional credit statement

    Keep this email for future reference. If you don't see the email, check your Junk or Spam folder. The email will come from an email address ending in @finance.nyc.gov.

    Processing and Post Date

    App payments are processed each day at midnight. If you search for a ticket or violation you paid earlier the same day, you should see "Payment in Process" on the results page.

    The payment date will be the date that you completed your transaction on the app. It may take 2 to 4 business days for it to be reflected in the system. Once the records have been updated, you can confirm that DOF received your payment by searching your ticket number in the Payment History section.

    Payments can't be canceled, changed, or delayed.

    You can pay your parking ticket or camera violation by mail.

    How to Pay

    1. Write a check or money order for the amount due payable to "NYC Department of Finance."
    2. Write on the front of your check or money order the ticket or Notice of Liability (NOL) number, the state where the vehicle is registered, and the license plate number.
    3. Mail your payment in the envelope that was provided with the ticket or NOL. Don't include any correspondence, ticket, or NOL.

    Payment Methods

    You can pay by mail with a check or money order in U.S. dollars. Cash and checks or money orders in foreign currency aren't accepted.

    When paying by check, you are authorizing the Department of Finance (DOF) either to use information from your check as a one-time Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. You can't opt out of the EFT. If DOF processes your payment as an EFT, you won't get your check back.

    Mailing Address

    Mail your payment using the envelope included with your ticket or NOL. If you lost the envelope, you can use your own, but make sure to mail the payment to the address that corresponds to the type of violation you received.

    Mail parking ticket payments to:

    NYC Department of Finance
    Church Street Station
    P.O. Box 3640
    New York, NY 10008-3640

    Mail camera violation payments to:

    NYC Department of Finance
    Camera Violations
    Church Street Station
    P.O. Box 3641
    New York, NY 10008-3641

    Processing and Post Date

    To avoid a late penalty, make sure you mail your payment early enough for DOF to receive it in 30 days. It may take up to 2 weeks for your payment to be processed and reflected in the system.

    You can pay a parking ticket or camera violation at a Department of Finance Business Center. The centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. No appointment is necessary.

    Get DOF Business Center locations.

    Payment Methods

    You can pay using:

    • Cash
    • Personal or certified check in U.S. currency payable to the “NYC Department of Finance”
    • Money order in U.S. currency payable to the “NYC Department of Finance”
    • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or foreign cards with CVVs)
    • Debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express logo)
    • Pre-paid card or gift card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express logo)

    A 2% service fee is added for credit, debit, and pre-paid or gift card payments. There's no fee for payments by cash, check, or money order.

    Processing and Post Date

    Payments are processed each day at midnight. Your payment date will be the date of your transaction at the center. It may take 2 or more business days for it to be reflected in the system.

    Effective September 3, 2019, the PayNearMe service has been discontinued. If you created a payment barcode prior to this date, it will no longer work.

    Payment Plan

    If you owe $350 or more in parking ticket, bus lane, red light, and speed camera violation judgment debt, you may be eligible to set up a payment plan so you can make a series of smaller payments over time instead of paying the full amount all at once.

    If you stay current with the plan’s payments, your vehicles won’t be subject to towing, booting, and other enforcement actions unless you have other tickets that reach judgment status.

    To be eligible for a payment plan, you must:

    • Owe $350 or more in parking ticket, bus lane, red light, or speed camera violation judgment debt
    • Have a valid driver's license
    • Have had vehicle insurance in place for longer than 30 days
    • Have more than 40 days left until your vehicle's registration expires

    You can learn more on the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan page.

    Military Service Member Debt Relief

    If you are an active member of the military (or a representative of one), you can request relief from parking ticket and camera violation judgments.

    Debt relief is provided under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act.

    To be eligible, you must be one of the following:

    • An active member of the military
    • A reservist ordered to report for induction or for military service
    • A service member's spouse or registered domestic partner
    • A service member's dependent, such as an unmarried child under the age of 18, an unmarried child and full-time student between ages 18 to 23, or others for whom the service member provided at least 50% of their support for 180 days before the date of the application

    You can learn more on the Debt Relief for Military Service Members page.

    Payments aren't immediately reflected in DOF’s system. Depending on how you paid, it may take up to two weeks.

    Payment Method
    Post Date
    Online
    2 to 4 business days
    Mobile App
    2 to 4 business days
    Mail
    Up to 2 weeks
    DOF Business Center
    2 or more business days

    If it’s been more than the normal processing time and the payment still isn’t showing up in the system, you can ask DOF to investigate.

    Call 311 if you need more help.

    Online payments for NYC property taxes, parking tickets, camera violations, business taxes, and related fees and fines should only be made through the Department of Finance website or apps. Although the City may contract with some vendors, DOF doesn't approve or authorize any external applications, services, or websites that make payments on your behalf.

    These external payment systems include, but aren't limited to, the following:

    • ACRISasap/ACRIS.com
    • Cellum
    • FineNYC
    • Mint Bills
    • Official Payments
    • PLS Financial
    • PowaTag
    • Precash
    • Prism
    • Rite Check
    • TicketZen
    • Winlt

    Any errors or issues that occur as a result of using these sites are your responsibility, including any penalty and interest or other related fees, costs, or charges.

    NYC Parking Ticket Pay or Dispute App

    NYC Parking Ticket Pay or Dispute is the official mobile application for DOF. You can use this app to pay or fight your parking ticket or camera violation. Any payments made using this app go directly to DOF.

    ViolationInfo

    Violationinfo.com is a vendor of the City that allows you to view photos and videos (if available) associated with your violation. This website will direct you to DOF's website to pay or dispute your violation.

    Violationinfo.com does not collect money on behalf of the City. Any payment made for a violation should be made through the DOF website.

    The Parking Ticket and Camera Violation Brochure provides information about the different ways to pay or fight a parking or camera violation. Information is also available about how to deal with booted or towed vehicles.

    Online

    Download the Parking Ticket and Camera Violation Brochure.

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    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.