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Parking Violations

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Citations issued for parking in Amarillo are civil with the exception of handicapped space violations and parking in a fire lane.  If you are issued a parking citation, you must pay or appear to request a civil administrative hearing within twelve days of receiving the citation.  If you are issued a criminal parking violation you should click here to resolve your violation. 

Paying Civil Parking Citation

To pay online you may click here. You may also pay in person at the City of Amarillo Municipal Court, 201 Southeast 4th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79101 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The civil penalty if paid within 12 days is $25, after 12 days is $50, and after 30 days is $100.

Request a Hearing

To contest a civil parking citation, you must appear in person or make a request in writing within twelve days of receiving the citation. If you submit a request and are appointed a time for an administrative hearing you will need to appear as scheduled or at an administrative hearing docket before the date and time given. 

Administrative hearings are held every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.

Ordinance for Office of Civil Hearings

Vehicle Impoundment

A vehicle may be impounded if it has been the subject of six or more civil nuisance violations within the prior 12 months or has a sum of $300 or more unpaid, past due civil penalties and is again found parked on a public right of way.

The vehicle does not have to be in violation at the time that it is seized. To get an impounded vehicle released, you must come to the Court and pay all fees due and pay the towing company the costs associated with the tow.

If you have questions regarding parking you may contact the Civil Operations Coordinator at 806-378-4224 or submit your questions via email.