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How to pay a parking ticket

How to pay a parking ticket

You have four options to pay the fine.


Pay with your ticket or notice number

You can use our online search to pay by your ticket or notice number.


Search for your plate or registration number

You can search for your plate or registration number online if your car is registered in Massachusetts.


Or use the Boston PayTix app

You can look up unpaid tickets, avoid late fees with reminders, and make secure payments.

If you have questions or run into any issues with the app, please contact PayTix technical support at paytixsupport@xerox.comLearn more about Boston PayTix


Go to the Parking Clerk’s office

You pay your parking ticket at:

  • 1 City Hall Square, Room 224
  • Boston, MA 02201
  • Office hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Or visit the City Hall to Go truck

Find out when the truck is in your neighborhood.


Write a letter to the City

The letter to the City needs to include:

  • your ticket and registration number
  • your name and address, and
  • your payment for the fine.

Mail your information to the City

You can send your information to:

  • City of Boston
  • P.O. Box 55800
  • Boston, MA 02205

Have your info ready for the call

Find your parking ticket number. If you lost your ticket number, use your plate or registration number.


Call the City

You can reach us at 617-635-3888. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Payment Info:
  • Online or over the phone: We only accept debit or credit cards from Mastercard or Visa.
  • In person: You can pay with cash, a cashier's check, a money order, or a debit card or credit card from Mastercard or Visa.
  • By mail: We only accept personal checks or money orders.
Parking Clerk
1 City Hall Square
Room 224
Boston, MA 02201-2007
United States

Keep in mind

  • You must pay the fine within three weeks of getting your ticket.
  • Any ticket issued by a Parking Enforcement Officer is uploaded to the City’s online system that night.
  • Tickets issued by Boston police officers (which are sometimes called "blue tickets") may take a week or more to be added to the system.
  • For out-of-state plates or unknown ticket numbers, please call the Parking Clerk at 617-635-4410.