Parking citation payments may be made in person or by mail.
To pay by mail, send a check, cashier check, or money order made payable to the City of Fort Worth along with the citation. Do not send cash by mail. You may wish to make a copy of the citation to keep for your records. Please include the entire citation number and the license plate number on your method of payment to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct violation. A $25.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks.
You may contest a parking citation either by appearing in person or by mail within 14 calendar days from the date of the citation. Failure to appear or make written contact within the 14 calendar days is deemed an admission of liability and all fines will be assessed. If contesting by mail, include a detailed written statement along with the citation and any evidence you want taken into consideration. Please include your name, address, city, state, and zip code so you can receive the Hearing Officer’s ruling.
Delinquent Notices on Parking Tickets
If you received a delinquent notice on parking ticket and have a question in regards to the notice, it may be answered below:
- If you received a parking citation on the date of offense and it is now delinquent, payment is due immediately upon receipt of the delinquent notice.
- If you received a delinquent notice on a vehicle that you no longer own, please fill out the new owner information at the bottom of the notice, sign it, and mail the notice back to the address at the top of the notice.
- If you have purchased a vehicle that had outstanding parking tickets, please make a copy of the new registration showing the date of purchase and mail it in along with the delinquent notice.
- If you have received a delinquent notice and you feel there is an error, please submit a written statement and mail the statement with the delinquent notice, or you can call (817) 392-6700 for assistance. Please note: When delinquent parking citation notices are sent out, the parking office experiences high call volume.
Vehicles with three or more outstanding parking citations are subject to be booted and/or impounded. When a vehicle has been booted/impounded, it will not be released until all fines and fees are paid or a cash bond is posted to ensure the appearance at a boot hearing.
Parking meters are operational from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. You do not need to pay a parking meter on weekends or City-observed meter holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Thanksgiving Friday
- Christmas Day
County offices do observe other holidays; however, they are not meter holidays.
If a parking meter has a red bag on it, you may not park at this meter. If an unauthorized vehicle is parked on a red- bagged meter, the vehicle is subject to being cited and/or impounded.
Before leaving your vehicle that is parked at a meter, please be sure to check if this meter is in a time restricted or valet parking zone. If you are in a time restricted area, the meter will shut off, whether there is time on the meter or not, and you will then be in violation. If you are in a valet zone, your vehicle may be cited and/or impounded.
If you have experienced a problem with a parking meter, you may report the malfunction by calling (817) 392-8100. You will need to know the four-digit meter number located on either the front and/or back of the meter. If you deposited a coin in the meter and it did not register any time, and if there are not any other signals displayed, you are still responsible for ensuring that there is time on the meter before leaving your vehicle.
Disabled Parking Citations
If you received a parking citation for parking in a disabled parking space or at an expired parking meter and your vehicle displays disabled tags or you possess a disabled parking placard, then these options are available to you:
- You may appear in person at Room 100, Public Safety and Courts Building, 1000 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, Texas. Please bring your Disabled Placard and Driver's License or a copy of the current Vehicle Registration documentation which confirms issuance of Disabled Tags/Plates to the cited vehicle.
- If you are not disabled, but you were providing transportation for an individual who does possess a Disabled Placard, bring a copy of the placard and a copy of the disabled person's current identification (Driver's License, State Identification Card or Military Identification Card) and a Notarized letter, signed by the disabled person, attesting to the fact that you and/or your vehicle were providing the disabled person transportation at the date, time, and place the citation was issued.
- You may contest the citation by mail, using the same manner of documentation as that outlined above.
- If you received a parking citation for an expired disabled parking placard, you will need to obtain a renewed placard in order for the citation to be considered for dismissal.
- If you are a person with a disability and can qualify for a disabled parking placard but do not have one, you may apply for a placard or license plates at your local county sub-courthouse or the Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office located at 100 East Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.
Payments & Locations
- 817-392-6700 (main)
- 817-392-6723 (fax)
- 817-492-7980 (School Attendance Court)