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How do I pay an Ann Arbor parking ticket?

Ann Arbor parking meters and services help ease the pain of parking in the city. Photo/Meredith Bruckner
Ann Arbor parking meters and services help ease the pain of parking in the city. Photo/Meredith Bruckner

ANN ARBOR – You got stuck with a parking ticket in Ann Arbor. Bummer. Here's how to pay the ticket online, by mail or in person, plus how soon to pay it to avoid paying late fees, and some tips on parking in the city next time you visit. 

How do I pay the ticket? 

The city breaks down your options here

ONLINE: Pay your parking ticket online at: https://www.parkingticketpayment.com/annarbor/

You'll need your parking ticket number and license plate number to pay the ticket, and there's a $2.95 or 3 percent fee, whichever is greater, for the convenience. 

PHONE: You can pay by phone by calling (866) 890-4982. 

MAIL: You can mail a check or money order (no cash) to the City of Ann Arbor Processing Center, PO Box 2066, Tarrytown, NY 10591-9066. Postmarks are accepted as evidence of timely payment. 

DROP BOX: There are city drop boxes inside Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St. at the north/Ann Street entrance; and a drive-up box across from Larcom City Hall at the northeast corner of Fifth and Ann streets. 

IN PERSON: You can pay in person on the first floor of City Hall weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Late fees 

Here's a breakdown of parking late fees: 



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Parking Referee 

Do you feel like your parking ticket is unfair? You can appeal it to the Parking Referee online, or in person on the second floor of City Hall on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. 

You can also appeal by mail by sending a message to: Parking Referee, 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107; or by email to: parking@a2gov.org. See what information to include here

Here are some suggestions on appeals that won't work. 

Why did my car get towed?

Your vehicle can get impounded for six or more unpaid Ann Arbor or University of Michigan parking tickets. You may also lose your driver's license. You can locate and reclaim a towed vehicle here

Where do I park? 

The Ann Arbor DDA built a nifty parking map to help people review their parking options. Here's another map of parking garages from the Republic Parking System, and here's a parking guide from Visit Ann Arbor.

The website Parkopedia does a nice job of showing prices. Here's another site called ParkMe.com.

You can use the epark app to pay for parking in Ann Arbor. 

Here are some parking guidelines for the University of Michigan campus.

This PDF is a guide to disability parking in Downtown Ann Arbor.

MGoBlue.com has a guide to parking on Michigan football game days. 

Michigan Event Parking offers $50 parking across from the Big House at Pioneer High School. 

You can use Waze to find a parking spot on U-M game day, and here's Visit Ann Arbor's guide to tailgating.