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Fines & Pay or Contest Parking Ticket

Pay Tickets or Fines

Traffic Summons

A traffic summons is a Notice to Appear for a traffic infraction, or other minor violations of the law, up to and including misdemeanor violations.  The nature of the violation(s) is noted on the citation. You are required to sign the summons when requested to do so.  Providing your signature is not an admission of guilt, but rather, a written promise to appear in court at the date and time noted at the bottom of the citation.  You may make other arrangements with the court prior to the date noted however, if you fail to appear or make other arrangements with the court, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest.

How to Pay Traffic Tickets and Other Offenses

Virginia’s Judicial System

State of Virginia Prepayable Offenses

Paying a Parking Ticket

If you have received a parking ticket in the City of Lexington and wish to pay, there are a few options to choose from:

  • The first is paying in person, and this can be done at the City Treasurer’s office at 300 E. Washington St. Only cash or check is accepted when paying in person.

  • Second method is by calling 540-235-5135 and following the prompts given over the phone.

  • Lastly, you may pay by going to the portal: If you wish to pay with a card, there is an additional processing fee to use a card.

When paying a ticket, you will need to have either the ticket number printed on the ticket, or you can use the plate of the vehicle that was issued the ticket to process the payment. If a ticket is not paid within seven (7) days, then an additional $10 is added to the fine. If a ticket goes unpaid after thirty (30) days, then an additional $10 is added to the fine and a summons is issued for failure to pay the fine. If you have any questions, you can call the Special Enforcement Division at 540-462-3722 or you may send an email to

To access the City of Lexington Municipal Parking Code, please visit

Contesting a Ticket

If you feel that the ticket you received was issued in error or simply wish to dispute it, you may do so through the portal: You will need to have the ticket number or plate for the vehicle that was cited in order to dispute. It will allow you to enter in your reason for the dispute, and the Special Enforcement Division will review it as soon as possible. A citation must be contested within seven (7) business days. After that time, a ticket can no longer be contested, and would need to be paid. If the dispute is not able to be resolved with the Special Enforcement Division, then you have the option to take the citation to court.

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