Parking Citations - Pay or Request Court Date
The Takoma Park Police Department’s Parking Enforcement Division is responsible for issuing warnings and tickets for parking violations in the City of Takoma Park. Information on how to pay a ticket and a list of possible violations with associated fines is available on this page. Non-payment of tickets will result in a flagged vehicle registration renewal. You will not be able to renew your vehicle registration until payment is made.
For a more comprehensive look at Takoma Park parking laws please review Takoma Park Municipal Code 13.20: STOPPING AND PARKING in the City Charter and Code.
How to Pay a Ticket
Parking tickets issued by the Takoma Park Police Department parking enforcement division are payable online, in person or by mail. Fines double after 15 days of the violation. An administrative fee of $15.00 is added after 30 days of the violation.
There is a $3.50 per ticket service charge assessed for parking tickets paid online. Visit the following website to pay parking tickets issued by the City of Takoma Park:
Pay in Person
Parking tickets can be paid Monday though Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Takoma Park Police Department.
Pay by Mail
Payments for parking tickets can also be made by mail with a check or money order payable to the City of Takoma Park. Send check or money order by mail to:
Takoma Park Police Department
ATTN: Parking Enforcement
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Indicate the ticket number on the check or money order and include any penalties if the payment is late.
Contesting a Parking Ticket
Once it is written a parking ticket cannot be voided. Parking tickets may be disputed in court. If you wish to contest a parking ticket*:
- Fill out the appropriate area on the ticket and
- Mail the ticket to the Takoma Park Police Department
*Court Cost of $22.50 will be accessed if you are found guilty.
The date and time of the trial will be sent to you by mail. This notification can take from one to two months to arrive. Trials are held at:
Montgomery County District Court
8552 2nd Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you receive a delinquency notice for a ticket that has already been paid bring a copy of the notice and proof of payment (receipt or cancelled check) to the Takoma Park Police Department. Corrections will be made as quickly as possible.
Parking Questions & Complaints
Individuals with parking questions, complaints (including long-term parking issues), or other concerns can call a Parking Enforcement Officer at 301-891-7112 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Use the Takoma Park Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-270-1100 after hours.
Concerns about parking violations on private property should be directed to Code Enforcement at 301-891-7119.
Parking Violations & Fines
Illegally parking in a space designated for vehicles with handicapped permits and fire-lane violations are aggressively enforced in Takoma Park.
Parking Fines in Takoma Park
|Parking outside designated space for meters||$40.00|
|Within an intersection||$45.00|
|On a crosswalk||$50.00|
|On a bridge / underpass||$45.00|
|Within 40 feet on an intersection||$40.00|
|Within 25 feet of a stop sign||$40.00|
|Blocking / obstructing view of slow or speed sign||$40.00|
|Other than emergency repairs||$40.00|
|Within 3 feet of vehicle||$40.00|
|Residential parking permit||$45.00|
|Violation of official sign||$45.00|
|Parked on sidewalk / building / curb||$40.00|
|Within 15 feet fire hydrant / bus stop||$50.00|
|72 hour violation||$40.00|
|Within 5 feet of driveway||$45.00|
|Left wheels to curb||$40.00|
|In excess of 12 inches from curb||$40.00|
|Commercial vehicle in residential zone||$45.00|
|Vehicles - unregistered, repairing||$45.00|