Parking Violations

Although City Hall has reopened to the Public, due to the Pandemic, the City strongly recommends conducting City business by phone, online, mail or e-mail.

The Parking Violations Bureau (PVB) is open to serve customers.  It is recommended to call ahead for an appointment as there may be waiting times to enter City offices.  You may still pay or contest your ticket by mail at the below address, and pay your ticket online here.  Please call 518-434-5006 if you have any questions regarding your parking ticket.  If no one is able to answer, leave a message, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also e-mail the Bureau at if you have any questions about your ticket. Ticket information can be found at using license plate, ticket or vehicle identification numbers.  All tickets associated with that license plate will be retrieved by the system.  If you need to call or mail in your question, please see the following information

Phone: (518) 434-5006
Mail: City Hall, Rm. 203 Albany, NY 12207 

You may also generate an e-mail to the PVB using the form below and your e-mail will be returned.  When contacting the Bureau, be sure to leave your license plate number and/or your name, phone number, e-mail, or ticket number(s).

Send us your parking violation information

Again, it is strongly recommended that you use the methods above to contact the PVB, rather than making a trip to City Hall.


The Parking Violations Bureau is authorized to dispose of parking violations only and to collect the fines presently designated by the Court as penalties for parking violations over which the Bureau has jurisdiction. The Parking Violations Bureau notwithstanding any other provision is not authorized to deprive a person from their right to counsel or from exercising the right to appear in Traffic Court.

Any person who shall have been, within the preceding twelve (12) months, guilty of more than six (6) parking violations shall not be permitted to appear in answer to a subsequent violation at the Parking Violations Bureau but must appear in Court at a time specified by the Bureau.

A plea and/or payment of a parking ticket must be made within 20 days. Failure to respond will be deemed a plea of guilty and may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest and the imposition of additional fines and penalties.

Parking Ticket Violations

Credit card payments are only accepted online.
There is a $3.00 fee for all credit card payments. (Fee suspended until 5/31/20)
Include not guilty or guilty with explanation with violation notice.
Send check or money order payable to:
Parking Violations Bureau
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 203
Albany, NY 12207
Checks and cash are accepted. (City Hall currently closed until further notice.)
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 110
Albany, NY 12207
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
There is a $34.00 fee for all returned payments. No partial payments accepted.

Parking Ticket Reports

Governing Documents


Contact Information

James VanApeldorn
Director, Parking Violations Bureau
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 203
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5006
Fax: (518) 434-5963