Parking Enforcement Information

Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) are empowered to enforce sections of the City’s Municipal Code related to parking violations. This includes more than just expired parking meters. PEOs may issue a Cincinnati Parking Infraction (CPI) for truck loading zone violations, blocked driveways, rush hour restrictions, and many other non-moving violations anywhere within the City of Cincinnati. Effective enforcement of parking regulations improves safety and parking availability.

Parking Enforcement Officers may also impound vehicles for some parking violations and vehicles with multiple delinquent citations.

Anyone wishing to report a parking violation can contact the Parking Enforcement Office at 513-352-4527 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or contact the Cincinnati Police Department by using their non-emergency number at 513-765-1212 (24 hours a day).

Parking Fines

Impounded Vehicles

In order to retrieve a vehicle that has been towed, do the following:

  1. Pay any outstanding fines.

  2. Take your receipt to the City Police Impound Lot at 3425 Spring Grove Ave.

    • Impound Lot hours are 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

    • The Impound Lot telephone number is 513-352-6370.

    • A photo ID and proof of ownership are required to retrieve your vehicle.

    • There is an impoundment, processing, and storage fee that must be paid at the lot (added processing fee).

Please see this list of Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Pay Parking Tickets

Parking Infraction Fine Schedule

$45.00 $56.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $100.00 $250.00
509-4 508-34 502-3 508-12 508-26 508-1B 508-36
509-7 508-1 508-17 508-27 508-1A (c)
509-8 508-1A 508-20 508-28
508-2 508-21 508-29
508-3 508-22 508-31
508-6 508-23 508-32
508-7 508-24 508-33
508-8 508-25 510-5
508-11

All violations not listed are $65. Any violation that is not paid after 14 days will accrue an additional $10 fine. After 21 days the base fine of all violations doubles (to a maximum fine of $100 for violations other than 508-36 and 508-1A (c).

Online

Pay the amount listed in the Fines Schedule.

Phone

Call toll-free at 877-438-4941, 24 hours a day, and follow the instructions.

In-Person

Pay the amount listed in the Fines Schedule at:

City of Cincinnati Parking Violations Bureau
805 Central Ave., Suite 110
Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, personal check (as long as the vehicle is not impounded or a block exists), money order, MasterCard, American Express, or VISA. Your copy of the parking infraction MUST accompany payment.

Note: A convenience fee will be assessed for the use of a credit card online, by phone, or in person. Accepted credit cards are MasterCard, American Express, and VISA.

Mail

Mail check or money order (no cash) payable to “The City of Cincinnati Parking Violations Bureau” to the address above. You must include your copy of the parking infraction with your payment.

Notice:

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT WITH ALL FINES, PENALTIES, FEES, AND COSTS ACCORDING TO LAW. YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE IMPOUNDED IF FOUND ON THE STREETS OF THE CITY OF CINCINNATI. YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES CAN BE SUSPENDED, DISALLOWING YOU TO PURCHASE, RENEW, OR TRANSFER YOUR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.

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