The City provides on-street parking management and enforcement to regulate parking for residents, visitors, merchants, and commuters for three primary reasons:
- To promote public safety by regulating where parking is prohibited such as in front of fire hydrants, intersections and other public access points
- To promote the quality of life by restricting access into area neighborhoods, prohibiting parking on sidewalks or crosswalks, ensuring travel lanes are clear, and protecting handicap parking spaces
- To promote commerce and area merchants by ensuring frequent space turnover for local business customers
Violations & Fees
Parking Management enforces 17 types of parking violations.
Late fines will increase if not paid within 14 calendar days.
Fine: $20 | Late Fine: $40
- Parking on a sidewalk
- Parking on a crosswalk
- Parking in a signed restricted space
- Obstructing a curb or ramp
- Vehicle parking in two metered spaces
- Expired parking meter violation
- Parking in a City lot after closing
- Parking on City property for the purpose of selling a vehicle
Fine: $35 | Late Fine: $70
- Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- Parking in front of a driveway
- Double parking
- Parking on the left side of the road of a two-way street
- No valid state license plate
- Expired/missing state safety inspection decal
Fine: $50 | Late Fine: $100
- Parking or stopping of charter buses
Fine: $70 | Late Fine: $140
- Parking in a resident area (RPP) without a permit
Fine: $150 | Late Fine: $250
- Parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities without proper identification
- Need help? Seek assistance from Parking Ambassador.
- Use credit cards or your cell phone to pay the meters.
- Park in the surface lots or garages for extended length of stay.
- If you have trouble using a meter, call 24-hour customer service center at (804) 625-4265.
- Renew your annual license plates and state inspections.
- Don’t park on sidewalks or crosswalks.
- Be aware of the parking meter time expiration. Take meter receipt with you.
- Use proper identification when parking in a handicap space.
- Don’t park in the alleys, fire lanes, or in front of fire hydrants.
- Don’t park opposite the flow of traffic, it requires crossing double yellow lines and on-coming traffic.
- Park in a lot or garage instead of the Resort Area neighborhoods between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.
There are four ways to pay a parking violation citation.
- Mail your payment to City Treasurer Parking Dept., 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The parking ticket must accompany payment.
- Visit any one of the City Treasurer's Office locations to pay in person or drop payment in one of our drop boxes. The parking ticket must accompany payment.
- Citations are available to pay online two days after citation issuance. There are multiple ways to pay a ticket, any delay in ticket availability online will not alleviate the penalty that automatically accrues on the 15th day.
- Pay by phone with a major credit card (2.5% fee or $1, whichever is greater) via the Treasurer's Local Payment Call Center at (757) 385-8968. Normal center hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Call Center availability is subject to staffing constraints and taxpayers should expect longer wait times as due dates approach.
If a parking citation is not paid within 14 days, the original citation amount will increase in value. If the citation is not paid within 60 days, the City may request a DMV hold on the annual vehicle registration which includes a $20 fee and an additional late fee assessment up to $50.
Violations can be voided administratively if they were written in error. Examples of errors could be wrong license plate number, wrong street name, or wrong dates. Administrative reviews of parking violation errors can be made by contacting Parking Management at (757) 385-2900 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To challenge the validity of the parking violation citation, contact the City Treasurer’s Office at VBPT4you@vbgov.com or (757) 385-6435.
The City Treasurer does not have the authority to void parking tickets. However, the office will act as the liaison between the vehicle owner and Parking Management to perform an Administrative Review of the violation.
Complete the Administrative Review Form and email it to VBPT4YOU@vbgov.com with your documentation. Instructions for completing the form and examples of documentation are described on the form.
If the review is found insufficient, the office will advise you and provide you with the Parking Ticket Contest Form to be completed and returned back for submission to the General District Court. Once submitted and approved, a Court Date and time to appear will be provided, and your account will be placed on hold so no further action is taken against you until 10 days past the court date.
Non-payment of parking tickets will be subject to increased fines(s) and may include administration fees and a DMV Stop. The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the parking ticket and bears the burden of proof when contesting the citation.