District of Columbia License Plate Lookup & How to Pay Parking Tickets

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How and where to pay for parking tickets in Washington, DC?

State: District of Columbia
Pay by Mail:

To pay your ticket by mail, do NOT send cash. You must mail a check or money order, payable to the DC Treasurer, and write the ticket number in the memo line of your check or money order. If you do not have your ticket, write the ticketed vehicle’s state and tag number on your check or money order (for example: MD license tag #123456).

If you have more than one outstanding ticket, and do not provide the ticket number, the payment will be applied to the oldest ticket first, so it is important to include the ticket number with your payment. Additionally, the ticket payment must be received by DC DMV within 30 calendar days of the date the ticket was issued, in the case of parking tickets, or mailed, in the case of photo enforcement tickets. To prevent your ticket fine from doubling, mail your payment at least one week prior to the due date.

Mail your payment for parking, photo enforcement, or minor moving violation tickets.

Pay by Mail Address:
Adjudication Services
PO Box 37135
Washington, DC 20013
Pay in Person:

You can pay your ticket in person at the Adjudication Services Office:
Monday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

* Ticket, Boot and Tow payment services are available until 5 p.m.

Bring your ticket with you, and go directly to the Information Desk.

If you cannot bring your ticket with you, you will need to get a printout of your ticket. Show your ID to the person at the Information Desk to request a printout. You will be issued a number; when your number is called by the person at the cashier’s desk, you go there to pay the ticket.

You may pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card. DC Government accepts Visa and MasterCard. DC Government does not accept American Express and Discover.

If you are paying with anything other than cash, you must present a valid driver license, DMV-issued ID, passport, or military ID.

Pay in Person Address:
955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Suite P100, Promenade Level
Washington, DC 20024
Pay by Phone Number: (866)-893-5023
Pay Online:

You can pay the following types of tickets online (note you must use Internet Explorer 9 or newer, Chrome or Firefox to access the online payment page):

Parking and Photo Enforcement
Minor Moving Violations
Fleet
Have your ticket number and credit card information available when you pay online. DC government accepts Visa and MasterCard. American Express and Discover are not accepted.

DC DMV’s website protects your private information, and any information you submit online is protected on a secure third-party site; it will not be distributed for any reason.

Installment Payment Plan

You may pay your Installment Payment Plan online using the link below. In person payments can be made only at 1104 4th St., SW.

Installment Payment Plan