Parking Fines, Paying Citations & Towed Vehicles
|A payment was not made, or the meter expired, 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.
|Parking within a residential zone without registering the vehicle or displaying a valid guest pass.
|Parking a vehicle on-street adjacent to a yellow curb.
|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.
|Parked 12'' from curb
|Vehicle must not be more that 12'' way from curb as it impedes traffic
|Parked less than 15' from a bus stop
|So as not to impede safe transit
|Parked in a space reserved for police & emergency vehicles only
|No parking on a sidewalk or public right of way
|Illegally parked, blocking a residential driveway
|Parked within street, alley, or intersection
|Parked within a crosswalk
|No parking on or within a pedestrian crosswalk
|Parked within 15' of an intersection
|15' no parking near intersection to allow safe visual transit
|Parked less than 30' from stop sign
|30' no parking in front of stop sign to allow vehicles stopping/turning
|Failure to park in designated space
|Failure to park within lined or designated space
|Commerical vehicle in residential zone
No vehicle used for or designated for commercial use is to be parked in a residential area except while immediately conducting business for a residence
|Service/storage of vehicle on the street
|No vehicle is to be mechanically serviced or stored on the street
|Parking on private drive/property
|No vehicle is to be parked on others' private property
|Display of illegal or altered tags
|No tag displayed
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:
|Pay citations online
|Call 1-833-385-0550 (will be staffed 24/7) (Credit card payments cannot be accepted via the phone)
|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.
Request to Stand Trial
UPDATE: As of October 2023, the Hyattsville District Court will not schedule any in-person citation appeals until January 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.
If you wish to stand trial for a City of Hyattsville citation, you must submit a request within 15 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. You can submit the option to appeal or by completing and mailing the form on the back of the citation.
Please note that once a REQUEST TO STAND TRIAL has been filled out and submitted within the 15-day window, the citation has been locked, a court date will be issued by the courts, and the fine cannot be paid unless released by Hyattsville Parking Compliance staff.
If you choose to forego Court and pay the citation, please notify Hyattsville Parking Compliance directly at least three (3) days before the Court date.
If your vehicle was towed in the City of Hyattsville:
- Call the Hyattsville Police Non-Emergency line at (301) 985-5060 or visit the Hyattsville Police Department at 4310 Gallatin Street to confirm whether your vehicle was towed
- If your vehicle was towed, you must first pay all parking fines and fees associated with the towed vehicle. Click here to pay off your parking citations
- Visit the Hyattsville Police Department to complete a vehicle release form; once all fines and fees on the vehicle are paid in full, the name and address of the towing company will be provided for pick-up
Please note that any fees from the towing company must be settled directly with them before vehicle release*