Parking Ticket Information

Enforcement of parking regulations reduces the incidence of hazardous situations that could cause injuries, increases the availability of short-term parking spaces for customers and clients of businesses, and protects the revenues collected though use of metered parking spaces and pay stations.

Parking Violations

If you receive a parking violation notice, you may within 14 days of issuance:
  • Mail the violation notice with a check or money order for the amount indicated to:
    Portsmouth City Treasurer
    801 Crawford Street
    Portsmouth, VA 23704-3872
  • Deposit the violation notice with a check or money order for the amount indicated into the City Treasurer's Drop Box on Columbia Street. 
  • Call 800-272-9829 to pay-by-phone or pay online at Official Payments using your ticket number and Jurisdiction Code 6209. A handling fee applies, which varies depending upon the amount of the payment.
  • Appear within 14 days from the date of issue at Portsmouth General District Court’s Traffic Division, 1345 Court Street, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to have a court hearing date set. You will need to bring your parking violation, driver’s license, and vehicle’s registration with you.

Paying in person is not available at this time because City of Portsmouth offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions until further notice.

f you need information concerning a parking ticket you received, you may contact Portsmouth Police Department Records Unit Office at 757-393-8737. If you do not have the ticket, you need to have your vehicle’s license plate number when you place your call.

Vehicles with 3 or more unpaid parking tickets are subject to impoundment.