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Parking Enforcement

The Parking Enforcement Process

  Civil Citation (Green) Parking Ticket (Gold)
You Receive A...
Civil Parking Citation
(Two Hour Parking, Loading, etc.)
Traffic Violation
(Handicapped, Permit, and Fire Zone violations, etc.)
What Happens
Citation Issued
Handled Online
Summons Issued
Handled by the Municipal  Court
Payment
Pay Online or In-Person* Pay Online or In-Person*

 

Payment Options

How Where Payment Methods When
Mail or In-Person (Summons) Municipal Court 8101 Ralston Rd. Arvada, CO 80002 All 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday through Friday**
Online  CitePayUSA Visa, MasterCard, Discover Anytime

 

 

Understanding Citations

Parking tickets may be issued for a  traffic violation  or a  civil citation   .

Statute

Civil Citation

Fine

Late Fee

54-155

PARKING VIOLATIONS INVOLVING SIGNAGE, GENERALLY

 

 

54-155 (a)

TIMED PARKING LIMITATIONS IN VIOLATION OF POSTED SIGN

$25.00

$50.00

54-155 (b)

STOPPING OR STANDING RESTRICTIONS IN VIOLATION OF POSTED SIGN

$25.00

$50.00

54-155 (c)

PARKING PROHIBITIONS IN VIOLATION OF POSTED SIGN

$25.00

$50.00

54-156

PARKING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

 

 

54-156 (a)

PARK, STAND, OR STOP ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT CONSENT OF OWNER

$25.00

$50.00

 

What is the difference between a civil citation and a traffic violation? 

A  civil citation results in a fine; the remedy will be civil and will  not require a court appearance. A dispute of a citation would be civil in nature and would be handled by a hearing officer appointed by the City Manager. The process can be handled entirely online.

A municipal traffic citation is a violation of the Model Traffic Code and includes  handicapped parking violations, fire zones parking violations, parking more than 12" inches from the curb and parking too close to a fire hydrant . These types of parking violations are considered traffic violations, and violators are issued a summons, which goes through the court system. Failure to respond to a traffic violation can result in an arrest warrant being issued.