Parking Violations

Due to the national health emergency, City Hall, including the Parking Violations Bureau, is temporarily closed to the public.

However, the office is still operating with limited hours to serve our customers.  You may still pay or contest your ticket by mail at the below address, and pay your ticket online at the below link.  Please call 518-434-5006 if you have any questions regarding your parking ticket, 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.


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