Parking Enforcement

Parking Citations

The City Animal Control Officer also serves as the City's Parking Enforcement Officer. In all cases of violations, if the officer discovers a vehicle illegally parked, the officer shall deliver a citation to the operator, or, if the vehicle is found to be unattended, attach a citation to the vehicle in a conspicuous place. The violation of any ordinance that prohibits parking within the city is a misdemeanor. The violation shall be subject to a fine. Fines range from twenty-five dollars ($25) for violation of a specific ordinance up to the fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for illegally parking in a Handicapped space.

Payment of Fines

If your vehicle was issued a citation, you have thirty days including weekends and holidays from the date of issuance to pay the penalty shown on the ticket. A late fee of twenty-five dollars is added if not paid within the first 30 days. A flagging fee of $20 is added if an additional 30 days pass without a payment made on or before the next the due date.

You have 15 days from the date of issuance to request a court hearing date.


How To Pay

Note: No walk-in payments are accepted at the Laurel Police Department or the Laurel Municipal Center.

  • Online
    Go to the Parking Ticket Payment website.
    Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Paypal, $3.50 convenience fee.
  • By Mail:
    City of Laurel Processing Center
    P.O. Box 2070
    Tarrytown, NY 10591-9070
    Money Order payments only, no personal checks accepted. Do not mail cash.

To Contest the Citation

You have 15 days from the date of issuance to request a court hearing date.

If you want a court hearing for the parking offense, you may do so by completing the notice of defendant on the back of an electronically issued citation, or, for a hand-written citation, the notice of defendant attached to the citation (submit both the notice slip and the citation when requesting a court hearing). Fill out the notice completely. Then:

  • Drop off in person or mail to:
    • Records Division of the Laurel Police Department
      Attention: Parking Citations
      811 Fifth Street
      Laurel, MD 20707
  • Or mail to:
    • City of Laurel Processing Center
      P.O. Box 2070
      Tarrytown, NY 10591-9070

MVA Flag

If you have received an MVA Flag for a Red Light Camera ticket, you must pay the Red Light citation using one of the payment methods listed above. Once payment is received, MVA will be electronically notified within 24-hours to release the flag hold on your account. 

You will also need to go to the MVA Maryland website to pay the $30 administrative fee that MVA charges for the flagging process.