The City Animal Control Officer also serves as the City's Parking Enforcement Officer. Parking Enforcement is shared by both the Department of Development Management and the Police Department and it is their responsibility to enforce all parking ordinances of the City.
In all cases of violations, if the officer discovers a vehicle illegally parked, he or she 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 which prohibits parking within the city is a misdemeanor, the violation of which shall be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) unless another sum is specified as a fine for violation of a specific ordinance in which event such other sum provided in such other ordinance shall constitute the amount of the fine. The fine for illegally parking in a Handicapped space is Two-Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).
Payment of Fines
If your vehicle was issued a citation, you have thirty (30) days including weekends and holidays from the date the citation was issued to pay the penalty shown on the ticket. To pay the penalty, mail a check or money order to:City of Laurel
8103 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD 20707
The department shall impose a late fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for all violations not paid within thirty (30) days following the date of issuance and a request to stand trial has not been made.
If you wish to Stand Trial
If the recipient desires to stand trial for the parking offense, he or she may elect to do so by notifing the police department of his or her intention to stand trial no later than fifteen (15) days after the date of issuance. At the time the notice of intention to stand trial is given, the person receiving the citation must also notify the police department issuing the citation that he or she desires the presence at said trial of the officer who issued the citation. if the person receiving the citation does not notify the police department issuing the citation that he or she desires the presence of the officer at the trial, it shall not be necessary that the officer appear, and the citation bearing the certification of the officer shall be prima facie evidence of the matter therein set forth.
In accordance with procedures established under state law by the chief judge of the district court for the trial of the said offenses, notification of the date, time and place of trial shall be given for a trial date not less than fifteen (15) days from the date on which the notice of intention to stand trial was filed.