Get your payment together
We take cash, a check (with a valid photo ID), money order, credit, or debit card.
Visit Boston City Hall
Make your payment at the Treasury Department:Boston City Hall, Room M-38
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
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.
Send the City your payment
If you haven’t submitted a written appeal or requested a hearing, you have three weeks to pay your fine. After three weeks, we will send you a late notice with an additional $10 processing fee.
After 30 days, we will send you a “Final Notice Before Inclusion in the Real Estate Tax Bill” that comes with a $10 penalty fee. If you don’t pay your fine and fees after the second notice, we can add the charges to your property tax bill.