Parking Tickets


  • Parking tickets may be paid by mail, online or at the Department of Tax Administration (DTA) cashiering counter at the Government Center. If the fine is not paid within 21 days after the ticket is issued, a late payment fine of $25 is added. Please mail the copy of the ticket with your payment or bring it with you to make payment.

  • If you wish to dispute a parking ticket, you have 21 days to do so. You may telephone 1-866-353-0452 to set a court date in the General District Court. Once you set a court date, you forfeit your ability to prepay the ticket at the Government Center. In addition, once set, the court date cannot be removed or adjusted by DTA.

    • Court dates are assigned based on officer availability. On the day of your hearing, be at the General District Court, located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, by 9:00 a.m. When you arrive in the lobby, check the docket to determine which courtroom has been assigned to the hearing.

    • If you cannot appear on your assigned court date, contact the General District Court at 703-246-3764. The Court will decide what course of action you must take.

    • If you decide to prepay the ticket once a court date has been set, you must go to the Traffic Office in the General District Court. When prepaying a ticket at the General District Court, additional fees will be applied.

    • If you fail to appear for your assigned court date and/or are found guilty, you will be ordered to pay the fine and court cost. Failure to pay may result in your Virginia driver’s license being revoked.

    • The affidavit is a part of appealing the ticket and you need to call (toll free) 1-866-353-0452 and use agency code 6201. Parking tickets are out-sourced to a private collection company called Citation Management. A staff member of Citation Management will assist you in getting a court date established. Each Police Officer has only one court date a month and as you may not be able to make the next available date, staff at Citation Management need to speak with you to determine what date during the following months would be appropriate. After selecting a date you will be mailed or faxed an affidavit that establishes your agreement to appear on that date to present your case. You must sign and return the affidavit before the court date will be entered in the Traffic Court's Docket.

  • In accordance with the Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Section § 82-5-41 grants authority to the Police Department to tow vehicles owing 3 or more outstanding parking citations.

  • What do I do if my car was towed by a Fairfax County contract tow company?

    • Contact DTA at 703 222-8234 for payoff balances of outstanding taxes, fines and fees in which the vehicle was towed.
    • In addition to any taxes, fines and fees owed, you are responsible for all tow and storage charges associated with the tow.
    • All payments for impounded vehicles must be certified funds (cash, credit card, money order, cashiers check).
    • Before a vehicle can be released from a tow lot, all outstanding balances owed to the County must be paid. You must contact DTA at 703-222-8234 Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. once all outstanding accounts are paid. Once notified, DTA will authorize the release of your vehicle from the tow lot. If you do not call for the release of your vehicle during our standard work hours, you run the risk of incurring additional storage fees should your vehicle remain on the tow lot for additional days or over a weekend.

  • What if my car was towed because it was considered abandoned?

    • If you do not claim your vehicle within 40 days, the tow company will apply for an abandoned title.
    • This is allowed under Section § 82-5-29 of the Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia: Removal and disposition of certain unattended vehicles; sale, disposition or proceeds.

  • Parking Restriction Frequently Asked Questions

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