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Parking Fines


City of Lakeland Parking Fines 2017

Parking Fine examples

Where do I pay my ticket?

  • Online: Pay the fine by credit card using the Parking Portal.  There is a 2.5% transaction fee.
  • Mail (Include Check or Money Order AND Citation):
    • Mail to the address listed on the citation envelope (228 S Massachusetts Av, Lakeland, FL 33801)
    • Place your payment in the Lakeland Electric Drop Box (501 E Lemon St, Lakeland, FL 33801)
  • In Person (Cash Payments) 
    • Cash payments can be made at the Finance Customer Billing Office, City Hall (228 S Massachusetts Avenue). 

For questions, please call 863.834.7275.


Parking Map

Use our parking map which includes detailed parking information.


Where can I get a parking permit?

You may obtain a parking permit at the Main Street Garage Parking Services Office (314 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801). Call 863.834.6303 for more info.


Can I receive more than one ticket per day?

Yes, you could receive a citation every three hours if your vehicle remains in the same space for the same violation.  If a separate violation is committed, a citation may be issued right away.


What is the law for commercial parking spaces?

Per Florida State Statutes, the vehicle must be over 10,000 pounds.


How much is a parking ticket?

There are two types of Parking Citations:

  • Unlawful Parking .................. $25
  • Disabled Parking Violation ..... $250

Unlawful citations must be answered within 21 days from the date of issue. This includes appeals, payment, or inquiry. All citations must be contested in the Clerk of Courts within 60 days from the date of issue to be accepted for hearing.

Unlawful citations are subject to a $20.00 late fee after 21 days if not paid and an additional $10.00 after 30 days.  Citations remaining unpaid after 60 days from the date of issue will have a DMV hold places on the vehicle TAG associated with the citation.  The DMV hold will be system generated and remain in place until all citations associated with the vehicle TAG are paid in full to include any applicable late fees. Account balance must be zero.

All Parking citations, to include Disabled Parking violations, remaining unpaid after 24 months from the date of issue will be handed off to the current Collections Agency.

May I appeal a parking ticket?

If you wish to appeal your parking ticket, you must do so online and set up an account at our website.

Your online appeal must be requested within 21 days of the parking ticket issue date.   The Parking Supervisor will review your appeal (which allows you to add your reason for the appeal and documents that may support your request) and respond with a decision within 7 business days.