The Parking Violations Bureau of the City of Albany is responsible for collecting and resolving any parking tickets and violations. The City of Albany offers a few payment options: online, by mail (no cash), or in person. Please visit the City of Albany Payments website for more information.

The duties, responsibilities, and functions of our Parking Enforcement Officers are:

  • To provide quality, courteous customer service and promote the safety and the proper flow of traffic throughout the streets of the City of Albany.
  • To protect the rights of the pedestrians and parking public who abide by local and state parking ordinances and laws.
  • To assist in providing available parking to residents, visitors and businesses.
  • To enforce the city and state parking ordinances and laws.
  • To assist in any city emergency as needed.

As a representative of the Albany Parking Authority and the City of Albany, officers will perform their duties in a professional manner at all times and to the highest standards.

Parking Enforcement FAQ

How or where do I pay for my parking ticket(s)?

Online: Tickets can be paid online at by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and/or AMEX), subject to convenience fee at any time.

By Mail: Checks or money orders should be made payable to: Parking Violations Bureau. Include the ticket number and license plate number of the ticketed vehicle on your check or money order. Checks and money orders can be mailed to:

Albany City Hall - Treasurer’s Office
24 Eagle Street, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207

In person: Payments can be made in person using cash, check or money order at the Treasurer’s Office, City Hall, Room 110, located at 24 Eagle St., 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12207, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 5PM. Credit card payments are also accepted at City Hall using a self-service computer portal.  

How can I contest my ticket(s)?

Anyone that wants to contest a ticket(s) needs to either bring the ticket(s) in to Albany City Hall, or mail it in to the Parking Violations Bureau with an explanation attached. City Hall does not take explanations over the phone.

Am I exempt from paying the meters because I have a handicap parking hangtag?

An individual is ONLY exempt from paying the meter when BOTH the handicap hangtag and meter parking waiver placard are visibly displayed in the vehicle.

How does my car become boot eligible?

When a vehicle has $200 or more in outstanding parking tickets for more than the 20 day limit, they are eligible for booting.

Do I have to pay the meter during snow emergencies?

No, during snow emergencies all parking rules and regulations are temporarily suspended until the snow emergency is lifted. Vehicles can still be ticketed during a snow emergency if they are blocking crosswalks, fire hydrants, handicap parking areas and any other obstructions. *For more information on snow emergencies you can visit the City of Albany website or call 476-SNOW (7669).

Who do I contact to reserve spaces?

Traffic Engineering handles requests for reserving spaces and can be reached at (518) 434-5791

Can the Albany Parking Authority or Enforcement void parking tickets?

No. To contest parking tickets you must go to:

City Hall
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

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