Parking Tickets & Appeals

Parking Tickets

In accordance with Mass. General Law Ch. 90, Section 20A ½, you have 21 days following the date of issue to pay a Parking Violation. Payment may be returned by mail, pay online, by telephone or personally at the Parking Administration Office. The office accepts payment in cash, money order, *checks, credit and debit cards. If payment is not received within 21 days, an overdue notice is mailed to the registered owner with an additional late fee of $10.00.

Failure to pay within 60 days of the issuance of the ticket shall result in notification to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Upon such notification another penalty of $10 shall be added in addition to a Registry surcharge of $20. This will also result in the non-renewal of the license and/or registration of the registered owner.

*When you are marked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for non-renewal you must pay all outstanding parking tickets with the City of Northampton in order to receive a Registry Release. Payment can be made in cash, money order, debit and credit card. Personal checks will not be accepted when a registry release is needed.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Mass. General Law Ch. 90, Section 20A ½ allows individuals to appeal unpaid parking tickets. All appeals must be received in writing within 21 days of the date of the ticket issuance. An appeal request may be submitted online, sent by mail or delivered in person to the Parking Administration Office.

Parking Violations - Types and Fine Structure (PDF)
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Parking Ticket Payment & Appeal System

The parking administration office accepts both fine payments and appeal requests online. Tickets are available online within 24 hours after issuance. You will need the parking violation information (ticket number and vehicle registration) to complete the process. Appeal requests must be received in writing either online or by mail within 21 days of issuance. The Hearing Officer will review the appeal and send you a written response advising whether the fine will be waived or stand. If the appeal is denied a new due date will be set by which time the fine must be paid.  

Parking Violation Payment Options

  1. Online:
  2. In person:
    Northampton Parking Administration Office
    212 Main Street
    Northampton, MA 01060
    • Please Note: In person payment for tickets in Non-Renewal Status must be in cash, credit/debit card or money order only. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays) When paying a non-renewal parking violation please contact this office at 413-587-1025 to have the violation released at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  3. By Mail: Please make checks or money orders payable to the City of Northampton and send payment to: City of Northampton Processing Center, P.O. Box 2052, Tarrytown, NY 10591-9052.Empty heading