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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
    • 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 are subject to a $20.00 late fee after 21 days if not paid, an additional $10.00 after 30 days and the entire amount may be turned over to a collection agency. Three or more of these will result in the non-issuance of your vehicle tag until paid.

Disabled parking citations are also late after 30 days, incur no late fees and will result in the non-issuance of your vehicle tag after only one infraction. 

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.