Parking and Civil Citation Payment Options
NOTE: All in person business will be conducted Monday-Thursday 8AM-4:30PM or you can make an in-person appointment.
- Online Payments: CLICK HERE
- Payments by phone: (801) 535-6116
- Collections payment by phone: (801) 535-7100
- Mail Payments:
If mailing in your payment, make checks or money orders payable to Salt Lake City Corporation. Late payments will be credited as partial payments. Please write the citation number on your check or money order. Do not mail cash.
Mailing address for payments:
Salt Lake City Corporation
PO Box 145580
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5580
Appeal Parking/Civil Notices
Appealing a parking/civil citation may include providing your full name, mailing address and telephone number. It is important to include (upload) or bring with you any documentation such as images that may help the hearing officer get a better understanding of your appeal. Also, include a detail explanation of your appeal. A hearing must be conducted within 20 calendar days from the date the citation was issued.
Important things to remember when filling out your appeal:
Your dissatisfaction about receiving a violation, alone, is not a sufficient reason to contest a citation. Other invalid reasons include, but are not limited to the following:
- Not knowing City, State, or Federal laws
- Not seeing signs or markings
- Having no other place to park
- Promising to never do it again
- Only parking in violation for just a few minutes
- Only exceeding time limit by a few minutes
- Not personally driving the vehicle when cited
- Inability to pay fine
- “I was the only one that got a ticket”
- Never receiving a prior ticket
If you do not provide all the requested information or provide inaccurate information, we may deny your appeal.
Hearings are conducted:
In Person –
- Starting November 1, 2021 all in person business will be conducted by appointment only.
Salt Lake City Ordinances
For information about Salt Lake City parking/civil ordinances (Chapter 12.56) visit our municipal ordinances online.
Is your citation older than 40 days or have you received a collection notice?
All parking/civil citations are sent to Salt Lake City Collection Unit after 40 days from issue date. If your citation has been sent to Salt Lake City Collections Unit, please contact them.
Parking Pay Station One-time Dismissal Program
Beginning July 1, 2016, Salt Lake City will provide individual vehicles with a one-time dismissal for tickets received at city parking pay stations as a result of some errors. This new policy applies only to tickets issued under 12.56.150 after July 1, 2016. Errors include miss-keys, transposition errors, wrong space numbers, or dropped digits. Individuals who wish to appeal under the new program must appear in person or complete an online hearing here, within 20 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. You will need to provide the receipt from your parking pay station or the credit card used for payment along with your ticket.
NOTE: One-time dismissal does not apply to expired meters that are over the time limit or failure to pay for metered parking.
Parking Tickets on Sold Vehicles
Per Utah state law you are required to remove your license plates from any vehicle you sell or provide proof you transferred plates to the new owner. If you did not remove your plates then you could be held responsible for any citations issued to the vehicle. There are 3 documents that a Hearing Officer will require in order to release the tickets from the registered owner’s name.
- Proof of receipt for Cancelled Registration from the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Letter on letterhead from your insurance company providing the exact date the vehicle was dropped from the policy
- Affidavit of Sold Vehicle. Click here for the document.
Once you have the above information you will need to go on our website and file an online hearing and submit the requested documents or bring them to our office in person.
City and County Building Parking Information
Metered parking is located on the west and east side of the Salt Lake City & County Building. There are a few time limited parking spaces on the east side entrance of the building (please look for signage). ADA parking is also available on the east side entrance or can park at any metered space for a maximum of 2 hrs but must display a valid handicap placard.