Pay parking tickets without fees until June 30th

There are just ten more days to pay parking tickets and infractions without the interest and fees. Seattle Municipal Court’s Collections Reduction Event ends on June 30th.

This does not apply to those entering into a time payment plan. The Court accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and money orders for payment of tickets. The program is designed to offer people with unpaid infractions in collections a significant savings if they pay off their tickets. The Court also encourages people to pay their unpaid parking tickets before the new parking scofflaw program launches.

A scofflaw is someone with a vehicle that has four or more overdue unpaid parking tickets. Starting July 1, scofflaw vehicles parked in public right-of-way will get their wheel locked with a boot. If a vehicle receives a boot, full payment of all past due tickets and the boot fee must be paid within 48 hours or the vehicle will be towed. Full payment includes the initial parking fines, default penalties, collection fees and interest. If towed, full payment plus the boot and tow fees must be made before the car is released from impound. People unable to make a one-time full payment may arrange a time-payment plan with Seattle Municipal Court’s contracted collections agency, AllianceOne, Inc. (

To see if you have unpaid parking tickets and to pay them, go to (English) or call (206) 684-5600 (interpretation may be available). Payment can also be made in person at The Seattle Municipal Court at 600 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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6 thoughts to “Pay parking tickets without fees until June 30th”

  1. Note that if you’re living in your van or RV that’s been illegally parked on Seattle streets for months or years, the new get-tough “scofflaw program” doesn’t apply to you – no matter how many tickets you’ve got.  Laws only apply to YOU, suckers, not to the the bums – they get a free pass.  Really.

  2. I don’t see what wandering around Seattle has to do with the application of the scofflaw law. I’m not saying there aren’t people that live in their vehicles, I’m just curious about how or why this new law would or wouldn’t apply to them.

  3. Matt the article was on the news around June 1, 2011.  There is an article in the Seattle times on June 1, 2011.  There is an article in Publicola on June 14, 2011. 

  4. Matt, it was widely reported on the local TV news a few weeks ago when they adopted the new “scofflaw” policy.  According to the reporters, car campers were among the worst scofflaws, some with hundreds of unpaid parking tickets (yes, hundreds).  They showed footage of the City Council members who were worried about how the new get tough program would be “cruel” to the homeless. So Council said that people living in their vehicles would not be subject to enforcement – everyone else gets booted and impounded.

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