Disabled Parking Hearings
City Council has determined that persons who violate parking designated for persons with mobility impairment under state laws are creating a nuisance. The cities authority under state law and remedies are civil in nature. A sworn member of the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police or any other public official with authority to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in Albuquerque may issue a disabled parking citation. The citation will be given to the driver or attached to the vehicle notifying the driver that the vehicle was parked illegally.
The registered owner must respond within 30 days from the effective date to fulfill one of the following options:
1. Pay the Fine
a. Checks or money orders can be mailed to:
City of Albuquerque Treasury Division
PO Box 17
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
*Penalties will be assessed for checks not honored
*Please include the citation number with payment
b. Payments are also accepted in person at:
City Treasury Annex Office
Plaza Del Sol Building
600 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
2. Request a Hearing
a. The registered owner may complete the Request for Hearing form and mail, fax or hand deliver the request to the Office of Administrative Hearings. Please submit copies of the following documents along with your Request for Hearing:
• Disabled Parking Placard including expiration date;
• Identification Card;
• Placard ownership form (if photo not present on placard); and
• The vehicle registration of vehicle cited.
b. The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) will send written notice of the hearing to the registered owner.
c. Community Service in lieu of payment of the fine is available.
Failure to Respond
If the registered owner fails to timely respond within 30 days of the violation, the citation will go into default. Failure to respond may result in remedies for collection of debt.
You may contact LeeAnn Rivera at 505-924-3656 if you have any questions.