Parking Fines & Paying Citations

Violation Description Fine
Expired Meter The payment has expired on for either meter or space number and a ticket has been issued.
Display of Expired Tags The registration date posted on the license plate has expired.
Left to Curb Parking a vehicle facing in the wrong direction.
Obey Off Sign Failure to obey an official sign.
Restricted for Handicapped Parking in a designated handicapped space without a valid permit.
Residential Parking Parking within a residential zone without a valid permit or visitors pass.
Yellow Curb Parking a vehicle on-street adjacent to a yellow curb.
Restricted Parking Hours Parking in a location during the posted restricted hours. 
48-hour violation Failure to move a vehicle issued a 48 hour warning notice. Commonly issued, but not restricted solely to, vehicles parked on the street without registration or other parking violations such as expired tags or flat tires.
Parking in Fire Lane or blocking Fire Hydrant Parking a motor vehicle in either a fire lane or within 15’ of a fire hydrant.

Note: All violations mentioned above could potentially be a towing violation. 

Pay Parking Citations

The City of Hyattsville offers several ways to pay a parking ticket:

 Online To pay citations online, click here.
To view a photo of your violation, click here
 Telephone Call 1-833-385-0550 (will be staffed 24/7) (Credit card payments cannot be accepted via the phone)
 Mail DO NOT SEND CASH.  Make your Check or Money Order payable to City of Hyattsville and write the Citation Number and your Vehicle License Number on your check or money order. Include your name and address on the envelope. Use a First Class stamp on the envelope and mail to:
City of Hyattsville  
Citation Processing Center
PO Box 172,
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781 

Please note - the City cannot accept payment for parking tickets at the City Building.

For additional information, please see Hyattsville's Charter & Code: Chapter 114 - Vehicles and Traffic.

Contact Us

  1. Parking Compliance Aide

    City Building (Third Floor)
    4310 Gallatin Street

    Hyattsville, MD  20781 

    (301) 985-5027


    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday