If you receive a traffic ticket for a moving violation such as speeding or running a red light, it is helpful to know your rights. If you owe a fine, or wish to enter a plea of not guilty and go to court, it is important to respond quickly within the dates stipulated on the ticket. Also you may receive points on your license for certain infractions, and your insurance rates may go up for any infractions for which you are found guilty.
If you receive a parking ticket from the City of Boston, it is advisable to take action quickly if you would like to dispute the ticket. Otherwise, you should make payment as soon as possible because the fine will increase over time.
Paying a Parking Ticket
There are four ways to pay a parking ticket in Boston:
- WEB ‐ Make a payment through the online parking ticket payment system Web site.
- PHONE ‐ Make a payment over the phone using Visa or MasterCard by calling 617‐635‐3888. Please have ticket number available when calling.
- MAIL ‐ Mail in a payment to the address indicated on the ticket. Please put ticket number and/or license plate number on your check. Do not mail cash.
- IN PERSON ‐ Pay in person at the Office of the Parking Clerk on the second floor of 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.