The amount of your fine is determined by the number of citations (tickets) you received in an 180-day period. Once you recieve your first free warning citation, your 180-day period begins. 180 consecutive days without a citiation must be accumulated to get another "free" ticket. This schedule is only for overtime citations (tickets) and does not include red zones, accessible parking violations or other restricted violations.
First = Warning or Free
Second = $10
Third = $25
Fourth or More = $50
|240(2)||Expired Plates||$35, $50 or $75 depending on length of expiration|
|1208||Accessible Parking Space||$100|
|1213(2)||Unlawful Occupation of Parked Vehicle||$100|
|1227||Failure to Pay Parking Structure/Surface Fees||$100|
|All other violations||$25 ($75 if accident involved)|
Parking services is authorized to charge an increased amount for citations (tickets) not paid immediately. A notice of unpaid parking fines will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. After fifteen (15) days from the date of the letter, fines will begin to escalate as follows:
Citations (tickets) not paid within 90 days will be sent to a collection agency and a collection fee will be added.
For your convenience, many forms of payment are accepted: cash, check (payable to City of Fort Collins), money order or credit card. If a person is unable to pay the full amount owed, payment plans can be made to accommodate an individual's financial needs. We also offer many ways to get your payment to us in a timely manner.
You can contest your citations (tickets) by bringing the citation(s) IN PERSON with your driver’s license or official photo ID to: Parking Services at 215 North Mason Street, 1st Floor/South Wing. You must then fill out a hearing or motion (depending on timing) request form.
If you have an overdue unpaid citation (parking ticket) you will receive a "notice" from Parking Services with the amount due. If you owe $75 or more, or have two or more overdue unpaid citations, you have 20 days from the date the notice is sent to pay the full amount due or to make payment arrangements. If the citation remains unpaid after 20 days from the date of notice, your vehicle may be immobilized (a "boot” is applied to the vehicle that prevents it from moving.) The "boot" will remain on the vehicle until the full amount owed is paid in cash, plus a $50 boot fee, at the Parking Services office. If arrangements to remove the boot are not made within 72 hours, the car may be impounded and the vehicle owner will be responsible for towing and storage fees in addition to the unpaid citation and boot fee.