Pay Parking Ticket

Pay Your NYC Parking Ticket With A Payment Plan

Although its always best to fight or pay off your parking ticket within 30 days, everyone knows that life doesn’t always work out the way we want. Whether you’re low on cash or just don’t have the time to pay, letting your parking violation collect dust in your desk drawer is perhaps the worst thing you can possibly do and might end up costing you thousands of dollars and countless headaches in the long run. Instead, take advantage of the parking violation payment plan provided by the NYC Department of Finance if it makes sense for you.  You can start by checking if you have parking tickets on your vehicle by visiting this page.

Paying your NYC parking tickets with a payment plan can help relieve some of the financial strain associated with many parking violations and may help you avoid penalties and enforcement actions such as additional late fees, having your vehicle towed or added to the dreaded boot list. This payment plan allows you to pay off large fines in small payments over period of time. However, keep in mind that at the end of the day you may being paying more money. This is because interest will continue to be added to the balance of your fine until the total amount you owe is completely paid off.  For example, if you owe $1,000 and you choose a 2-year payment plan with 9% interest, you will end up paying a total of more than $1,100.

Anyone can fill out the Payment Plan Request Form, however if you owe more than $10,000 in judgment debt, you will also need to fill out a Credit Application Form. Bring your completed form(s) to any Finance Business Center to enter into a payment agreement.

Here’s is the NYC Department of Finance: Payment Plan Request Form that must be submitted to start the process.

Before you begin filling out your application, don’t forget to review some of the necessary requirements you must meet before being approved for the payment plan:

  • You must be the registered owner or the owner’s court-appointed agent.
  • You must have at least 40 days left in the current registration. If approved, the plan will last only as long as the current registration.
  • Any current or defaulted Payment Plans must be paid in full.
  • Your vehicle has to have had proper insurance for more than 30 days.
  • You must owe more than $350 in parking and/or camera violation judgments.
  • Hearings on outstanding judgments must be completed.
  • Any current or defaulted Payment Plans must be paid in full.
    • 50% plus all fees for plans involving booted and/or towed vehicles
    • 33% for all other plans

How To – Pay A Parking Ticket in Person

There are times when you need to pay a parking ticket in person.  To do so you must visit one of NYC’s finance business centers located in each borough.

Manhattan Business Center
66 John Street
New York, NY 10038
Cross Street: William Street

Bronx Business Center
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455
Cross Street: 156th Street

Brooklyn Business Center
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cross Streets:  Adams and Court Streets

Queens Business Center
144-06 94th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11435
Cross Street: Sutphin Boulevard

Staten Island Business Center
350 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
Cross Street: Hyatt Street (St. George)

How To – Pay Your NYC Parking Ticket BY MAIL

There are multiple ways to pay your New York City parking tickets. The easiest and most secure option is to pay online by clicking here.  If you need to send it by mail via the post office, please follow the instructions below:

Parking Ticket Payments
Follow the instructions on the back of the ticket. Respond early enough to allow for mail delivery.  Finance must receive your response to the ticket by the 30th day from the date the ticket was issued.

Enclose a check or money order for the full amount indicated on the front of the ticket.  Write the ticket number, your license plate number, and the state of the vehicle registration on the front of your payment.

Mail payment to:
NYC Department of Finance
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 3640
New York, NY 10008-3640

Red Light/Bus Lane Camera Violations
You must write the Notice of Liability number, License Plate number and State of Registration on the front of your personal check or money order. Do not send cash.

Mail to the following address:
NYC Department of Finance
Red Light/Bus Lane Camera Violations
Church Street Station
PO Box 3641
New York, NY 10008-3641


1. Do NOT send Cash.
2. You’re responsible for late fees if the payment by mail is received after the due date.