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Paying a Parking Citation

How can I pay my parking ticket?


You can now pay your parking citation with a credit or debit card online at our secure webpage

You will need your license plate information or the citation number located on your copy of the parking ticket to complete your transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of your payment. If you need assistance, you can call 311 or the Parking Division offices at (505) 924-3950.

In Person

You may pay in person at the City Treasurers Annex located at:

600 2nd NW, First Floor,
Plaza Del Sol Building,
Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Monday thru Friday excluding holidays.

If you’ve lost your citation and need a copy, the Parking Division located on the fifth floor, Room 510, can assist you.

By Mail

For your convenience you may pay by mail. Please do not send cash. Payment should be made by check or money order payable to the City of Albuquerque. Please write the citation number and license plate on the check. Foreign or two party checks are not accepted. Mail to:

City of Albuquerque
P.O. Box 17
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Contesting a Citation

You may request a court appearance by appearing in person at:

Metropolitan Court
401 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, NM 87012
Phone: 505-841-8151

The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for any parking citations.

Failure to Respond to a Parking Citation

  • Fines for any parking violation, including § 7-5-3 Display and Sale of Motor Vehicles, if not paid within ten days of the occurrence of the violation, shall be two times the amount of the fine, and if not paid within 20 days of the occurrence of the violation, shall be three times the amount of the fine, unless the person cited has initiated court proceedings to answer the charges within five days of the issuance of the citation.
  • Violators who plead guilty in court to a citation or are adjudicated guilty by the Court are subject to substantial fees and costs assessed by the Metropolitan Court in addition to the citation fine amount.

The following action may occur if unpaid citations accumulate and the person fails to appear in court to contest them: The vehicle may be immobilized/booted and then towed after 72 hours. Vehicle owners are responsible for all fees associated with vehicle booting and towing.

Contacting Parking Enforcement

If you have any questions concerning the issuance of a parking citation or parking within the City of Albuquerque, you may contact us at (505) 924-3950.