Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What branch of government is responsible for parking violations?
    The Clerk of Municipal Courts, Office of Earle B. Turner, administers and operates the Parking Violations Bureau.

  2. What are the duties of the Parking Violations Bureau?
    The Parking Violations Bureau is responsible for collecting and adjudicating parking violation fees. The unit also processes parking tickets and notifies citizens of parking infractions received on their cars.

  3. Why are parking violations such a serious matter?
    Parking laws are in effect for the public safety of all citizens. For example, parking in front of a fire hydrant could hamper fire fighters from doing their jobs. Likewise, parking in a truck loading zone could cause traffic jams when trucks have to double park to unload their cargo.

  4. If I receive a parking ticket, how long do I have to pay the fine?
    Within fifteen (15) days of the ticket.

  5. Suppose I think I received a parking ticket falsely?
    You may contest the parking ticket request a hearing.

  6. Do I have to appear in person to pay a parking ticket?
    No. Payment may be made in the convenience of your own home with a Mastercard, Visa or Discover and a touch phone by calling (855) 664-4744. Or you can pay using this web site. You can also mail your check or money order to
    City of Cleveland
    Parking Violations Bureau
    P.O.Box 99939
    Cleveland, OH 44199-0939

  1. What if I elect to pay a parking ticket in person?
    To make a payment in person, the Parking Violations Bureau has a walk-in counter located at the City of Cleveland Vehicle Impound & Clerk of Courts Payment Center 3040 Quigley Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

  2. What are the hours of operation for the Parking Violations Bureau?
    Justice Center hours : Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Quigley Road hours : Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  3. Are there set fees for parking violations?
    Yes. Effective February 10th 2003, the fine for Parking Violations have been increased as follows:
      Regular Fine $25.00
      Rush Hour $35.00
      Fire Lane $50.00
      Fire Hydrant $50.00
      Near Fire Station $50.00
      Crosswalk $50.00
      Bus Stop/Cab Stand $50.00
      Fire Hazard $50.00
      Abandoned Auto $50.00
      Snow Emergency $50.00
      Treelawn & Driveway $50.00
      Truck Residential Street $100.00
      Handicap Parking Only $250.00 (effective September, 2006)

  4. What if I don't pay within the allotted time?
    The fine will be increased according to law.

  5. What if I loan someone my car and they receive a parking ticket?
    You are still responsible as the registered owner of the vehicle for any parking tickets issued to your vehicle.