Where do I pay my parking ticket?
City of Longmont
Longmont Civic Center
350 Kimbark Street
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Cash, check, or money order (no credit cards accepted)
What you should know about the parking laws to avoid getting a parking ticket
Getting a parking ticket on your car can be aggravating. Many times, parking violations occur because people do not know the law. It is the responsibility of the citizen to be aware of the laws that are enforced in the city or town in which they reside.
Parking Enforcement is responsible for upholding the parking laws in Longmont. The main focus of enforcement is the downtown area, but Parking Enforcement Officers respond to complaints in residential areas as well. The City employs two Parking Enforcement Officers. Police Officers, Community Service Officers, Code Enforcement, Parking Enforcement Patrol (PEP), and Park Rangers can also issue parking violations.
Common Parking Violations
In an attempt to help the public avoid parking tickets, here is a list of some common violations that you may not be aware of:
|PARKING IN THE ALLEY (25 MINUTE MAXIMUM)
|NOT IN A PARKING SPACE
|| 1204 (2) (f)
|PARKING ON SIDEWALK
|| 1204 (1) (a)
|PARKING ON CROSSWALK|| 1204 (1) (c)
|PARKING WITHIN 5' OF A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DRIVEWAY (INCLUDES YOUR OWN DRIVEWAY)|| 1204 (2) (a)
|PARKING WITHIN 20' OF A CROSSWALK AT AN INTERSECTION|| 1204 (2) (c)
|DISPLAYING SUCH VEHICLE FOR SALE|| 1203 (a)
|PARKING WITHIN 30' OF A STOP SIGN|| 1204 (2) (d)
|30' ON APPROACH & 20' BEYOND A CROSSWALK|| 1204 (2) (g)
|ANGLE PARKING ONLY (HEAD IN PARKING, MOTORCYCLES EXEMPT)
|| 1205 (3)
|OVERTIME PARKING|| 1204 (1) (K)
|PARKING RIGHT WHEEL MORE THAN 12" FROM CURB (Nose-in)|| 1205 (1)
|PARKING AGAINST DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC (WRONG SIDE OF STREET)|| 1205 (1)
|PARKING WITHIN 15' OF A FIRE HYDRANT|| 1204 (2) (b)
|NO PARKING ZONE (SIGNED)|| 1204 (1) (K)
|PARKING PRIVILEGES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
|JUNKED VEHICLE (EXPIRED PLATES)|| 1204 (3) (c)
|PARKING IN (SIGNED) FIRE OR ACCESS LANE
|| 1204 (2) (h)
These are only a few of the parking laws in Longmont. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Parking Enforcement.
A vehicle with distinguishing license plates or an official identifying placard indicating that the occupant of the vehicle is a person with a disability, may park along public streets and public parking lots; except that such privilege shall not apply to zones in which:
- Stopping, standing or parking of all vehicles is prohibited at all times
- Only special vehicles may be parked; or
- Parking is not allowed during specific periods of the day to accommodate heavy traffic
If you do not have a valid disability placard or plate you cannot legally park in any disabled parking space, or its access lane, that is posted with a clearly visible sign identifying the space as a disabled parking space. (A legal disabled parking space is one that has an upright SIGN, the painting or symbol on the ground is not required. The symbol is only a courtesy.)
Please remember if you or someone with you is disabled, the person whom the disability placard or plate is registered to must go into the establishment. If the person to whom it is registered stays in the vehicle, you need to park in a regular parking spot. It is illegal to park in the access aisle next to or in between disabled spaces. Parking tickets can be written to violators on public or private property. The Fine is $100.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Parking Enforcement.