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How To Pay The Fine For a Code Violation

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Note: This page is only for paying code violations. If you need to pay a parking ticket, visit our parking ticket payment site

If you received a trash or snow and ice ticket from the City, here’s how to pay the fine:


Before you get started

Through our portal, you can search by your ticket number and make a payment online.

Please keep in mind
  • The City of Boston offers constituents easy and convenient options for making online payments through a third-party service provider. The third-party service provider may assess a service fee for processing these payments. Payments made by debit or credit card will be assessed a non-refundable service fee of 2.75% of the total payment amount ($1.00 minimum).
  • If you plan to appeal a code violation, DO NOT pay the fine. If you do, you won't be able to appeal the ticket.

Make your payment online


Put your letter together

You can pay your fine by check or money order made payable to the City of Boston. You need to mail us a letter that includes your payment along with your ticket number and the address where the violation took place.

Please keep in mind

Send the City your payment

Treasury Department, City of Boston
P.O. Box 9715
Boston, MA 02214

Get your payment together

If you plan to appeal a code violation, DO NOT pay the fine. If you do, you won't be able to appeal the ticket.

We accept cash, credit cards, pinless debit cards, and checks or money orders made payable to the City of Boston.

If you use a credit card or pinless debit card, there is a non-refundable service fee of 2.5% of the total payment, with a $1 minimum. This fee is paid to the card processor and not kept by the City.

  • If your debit card requires you to enter your pin to process a payment, you CANNOT use it to pay your fee.

Visit Boston City Hall

Make your payment at the Treasury Department:

Boston City Hall, Room M-38
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201

Late fees

Unless you have submitted a written appeal or requested a hearing, you have three weeks to pay the original Code Enforcement fine without a late fee being assessed.  After three weeks, we assess a $10 late fee.

  • Still have questions?

    Still have questions? Call the Code Enforcement Division at 617-635-4885.

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