Parking Tickets

Where can I pay my Parking Ticket?

Parking tickets can be paid at the Collectors Office by cash, check or money order.  If a parking ticket is marked and preventing you from renewing your license/registration, these tickets can be paid by cash or money order at the Collectors Office or online with a credit or debit card.  You will need the ticket number and plate number.  Checks/money orders should be made payable to City of Salem.

  • In person: City Hall, Collectors Office, 93 Washington Street Room 4, Salem, MA 01970
  • Online at the City of Salem Pay Bills Online webpage
  • By mail: City of Salem Collectors Office, 93 Washington Street Room 4, Salem, MA 01970

What happens if I do not pay a parking ticket?

If a parking ticket remains unpaid for 21 days, a $10 late fee is added to the original amount of the ticket and a notice is mailed to the registered owner.  If any part of the original fine remains unpaid after 21 additional days, an additional $40 in fees are added. The Registry of Motor Vehicles is notified, and a Mark is placed preventing you from renewing your license/registration.

How can I appeal a Parking Ticket?

You may request an appeal for your parking ticket by e-mailing  Appeals must be requested within 21 days, and once the appeal is received the city has 21 days to respond. Per state law, failing to appeal a ticket within 21 days after the date of violation will increase the fine and may result in the state rejecting renewal of the license to drive and the registration of the registered owner. Telephone inquiries should be made to 978-745-8120. At this time, no in-person hearings are being held.

Please note that broken meters must be reported for confirmation within 24 hours.