Pay My Parking Citation or Ticket

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There are several ways to pay for your Clearwater parking ticket.

Online

Step 1.Payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click here to pay your Clearwater parking ticket online

Step 2.Payments are secure, and MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover are accepted.

A $3 convenience fee will be added to each credit card transaction.

By Phone

Step 1.You can pay your parking ticket by phone through the automated system or by speaking to a person.

Call (727) 513-8139 anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the automated system.

Call (727) 562-4094 to speak to a live customer service representative from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday excluding city holidays.

Step 2.Payments can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover.

A $3 convenience fee will be added to each credit card transaction.

In Person

Step 1.You can pay your Clearwater parking ticket at the Garden Avenue parking garage.

Located at 28 N. Garden Ave. and open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday excluding city holidays.

Step 2.Acceptable payment methods include check, money order, and credit card, including MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover.

Cash is not accepted.

Drop Box

Step 1.You can pay your Clearwater parking ticket at the city of Clearwater's convenient drop box location at the Garden Avenue Garage

Located at 28 N. Garden Ave. in Clearwater. The drop box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Step 2.Place payment and parking ticket (no cash!) in an envelope, and deposit in the drop box location.

Payments received after 5 p.m. will be processed on the next business day. Payments received after 5 p.m. on the due date will be considered late and will incur additional fines.

By Mail

Step 1.Make check or money order payable to "City of Clearwater."

Do not mail cash. 

Step 2.Write the following information on the check or money order:

  • Ticket number
  • Vehicle license plate

Step 3.Write the following information on the ticket and your check or money order:

  • Name
  • Address

Step 4.Total amount due must be received before the dates shown on the front of ticket to avoid additional fines.

Step 5.Mail payment and ticket in an envelope addressed to:

City of Clearwater Parking System
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 4460
Clearwater, FL 33758-4460

Contest a Ticket

All dispute forms MUST be returned within 15 calendar days of the ticket issue date.

Consider the following questions before determining to contest a parking ticket:

  • Did I enter the wrong license plate number when paying to park?
  • Was I unsure of the law before choosing to park in the spot?
  • Did I not see the signs in the area?
  • Did I park in a handicap space when I do not have a handicap placard/license plate?
  • Was I improperly parked in the handicap space, striped access area, over the line, or taking up more than one space?
  • Was my placard expired at the time of the citation?
  • Was I using someone else's handicap placard?
  • Did I forget to place my Vehicle registration Decal on my license plate?

Answering "yes" to any of these questions does not invalidate a parking citation. You must present your defense to the court system. Violations are photographed at the time the citation is issued.

Once Citations are Issued, the City Cannot Excuse Valid Tickets

All citation disputes must go through the court system's appeals process. If you feel your ticket is invalid, email us at parkingticket@myclearwater.com or call (727) 562-4094 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST for more information on how to dispute.

Contest a Citation: Plea of Not Guilty & Request a Hearing

All dispute requests of parking tickets MUST be registered within 15 calendar days of the ticket issue date by calling (727) 562-4094 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email parkingticket@myclearwater.com

For this option, you can contest a ticket with a plea of "not guilty" and request a hearing. Fill out this form.(PDF, 146KB)

Affidavit of Defense: For Those Outside of Pinellas County or with Physical Hardships

All dispute requests of parking tickets MUST be registered within 15 calendar days of the ticket issue date by calling (727) 562-4094 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email at parkingticket@myclearwater.com

This option is available only for alleged offenders who reside outside of Pinellas County OR to those with physical hardships. Fill out this form.(PDF, 321KB)

Transfer of Liability: If Person Other than Registered Owner is Disputing Citation

All dispute requests of parking tickets MUST be registered within 15 calendar days of the ticket issue date by calling (727) 562-4094 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email to parkingticket@myclearwater.com

For this option, you can contest a ticket if you allege a person other than the registered owner of the vehicle is disputing the citation. Fill out this form.(PDF, 77KB)

Court Hearings

Court hearings for contested parking citations are heard on Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. at the Pinellas County Government Center, 14250 49th Street N. in Clearwater, Fla. Once your court date has been scheduled, any questions regarding your “Not Guilty” plea or the scheduled hearing must be directed to the Pinellas County Clerk of the Court by calling (727) 464-7000. If you have scheduled a court date but choose to pay your ticket before the scheduled date, you must call the parking citation office at (727) 562-4094 to cancel, or you will be subject to additional fines.

Unless the judge has granted an extension to pay the fine and/or court costs, all fines imposed must be paid within 25 days of the court date, or late fees will be added. The court does not accept city of Clearwater parking citation payments.

Still Need Help?

If you still have parking ticket questions or concerns, contact our Parking Division using the Clearwater Connect online application. You also can call the Parking System Hotline at (727) 562-4892 or (727) 562-4704 for general parking information.