- What branch of government is responsible for parking and photo violations?
The Clerk of Municipal Courts, Office of Earle B. Turner, administers
and operates the Parking Violations Bureau.
In 2005, a new ordinance authorizing the issuance of photo infractions went into effect. As a result, the Photo Safety Division of the Parking Violations Bureau was established.
- What are the duties of the Parking Violations Bureau and Photo Safety Division?
The Parking Violations Bureau is responsible for collecting parking violation fees. The unit also processes parking tickets and notifies citizens of parking infractions received on their cars.
The Photo Safety Division is a branch of the Parking Violations Bureau that processes photo infractions, notifies violators regarding these infractions, and is responsible for collecting the violation fines and late fees.
- Why are parking violations and photo violations such a serious matter?
Parking laws are in effect for the public safety of all citizens. For example, parking in front of a fire hydrant could hamper fire fighters from doing their jobs. Likewise, parking in a truck loading zone could cause traffic jams when trucks have to double park to unload their cargo.
Photo infractions are a tool used to prevent accidents and promote safe driving conditions. Photo infractions reduce traffic violations such as red light running and speeding. These traffic violations result in serious and sometimes fatal accidents.
- If I receive a parking ticket, how long do I have to pay the fine?
Within fifteen (15) days of the ticket.
- If I receive a photo infraction, how long do I have to pay the fine?
Within twenty five (25) days of the notice mailing date.
- Suppose I think I received a parking ticket or photo infraction falsely?
You may contest the parking or photo infraction and request a hearing.
- Do I have to appear in person to pay a parking ticket or photo infraction?
No. Payment may be made in the convenience of your own home with a Mastercard, Visa and a touch phone by calling (216)664-4744. Or you can pay using this web site.
- What if I elect to pay a parking ticket or photo infraction in person?
To make a payment in person, the Parking Violations Bureau and Photo Safety Division has a counter located at the Cleveland Police Headquarters in the Justice Center downtown. The counter is located on the first floor of the CPD headquarters next to the impound unit.
- What are the hours of operation for the Parking Violations Bureau and Photo Safety Division?
Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 7:30PM. Closed Weekends and Holidays.
- Are there set fees for parking violations?
Yes. Effective February 10th 2003, the fine for Parking Violations have been increased as follows:
Regular Fine $25.00
Rush Hour $35.00
Fire Lane $50.00
Fire Hydrant $50.00
Near Fire Station $50.00
Bus Stop/Cab Stand $50.00
Fire Hazard $50.00
Abandoned Auto $50.00
Snow Emergency $50.00
Treelawn & Driveway $50.00
Truck Residential Street $100.00
Handicap Parking Only $250.00 (effective September, 2006)
- Are there set fees for photo infractions?
Yes. The fines are as follows:
Red light violation: $100
0 - 24 MPH over speed limit: $100.
25 + MPH over speed limit: $200
School zone speed violation: $200
Construction zone speeding: $200
- What if I don't pay within the allotted time?
The fine will be increased according to law.
- What if I loan someone my car and they receive a parking ticket or photo infraction?
You are still responsible as the registered owner of the vehicle for any parking tickets issued to your vehicle.
If a photo infraction was issued to your vehicle and you were not the driver at the time of the infraction; you must provide the full name and address of the person who had care, custody, or control of the vehicle at the time of the infraction as detailed on the back of the infraction notice.
Please note, if the driver named does not respond within twenty-one (21) days, the registered owner becomes solely responsible for the infraction.