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Parking Tickets

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Citizens who need to pay parking tickets may do so between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Finance Department  in the City Hall Annex building at 1017 College Street or by mail via the citation envelope. If a vehicle has been towed from the street, citizens should contact the Police Department to receive authorization for release of their vehicle. Citizens are responsible for paying any towing and storage fees that may be assessed by the towing service. Citizens should contact the Police Department with any questions or complaints about a particular citation. To appeal a parking citation, a citizen should direct a letter in writing to the Code Enforcement Board.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Parking tickets may be issued for on-street parking violations or for disregarding posted fire lane or handicapped parking markings on private commercial property. Occasionally such vehicles are towed, and impound fees may apply. The Finance Department  handles collection of fees from parking violation citations, while private towing companies collect impound and storage fees for vehicles which are towed. The Police Department makes visual inspections, issues citations for illegal parking, and authorizes release of impounded vehicles. The Code Enforcement Board hears appeals for parking violation citations.

The Code Enforcement Board secretary may contact the city traffic engineer to determine if the parking layout or signage needs to be changed in an area where parking violations regularly occur.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Bowling Green Police Department, 911 Kentucky St., 393-4000

Code Enforcement Board, 1001 College St., P.O. Box 430, Bowling Green, KY 42102-0430

City of Bowling Green Finance Department, City Hall Annex, 1017 College St., 393-3000