Parking Citations

The City Animal Control Officer also serves as the City's Parking Enforcement Officer.  In all cases of violations, if the officer discovers a vehicle illegally parked, the officer shall deliver a citation to the operator, or, if the vehicle is found to be unattended, attach a citation to the vehicle in a conspicuous place. The violation of any ordinance that prohibits parking within the city is a misdemeanor.  The violation shall be subject to a fine.  Fines range from twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for violation of a specific ordinance up to the fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for illegally parking in a Handicapped space.

Payment of Fines

If your vehicle was issued a citation, you have thirty (30) days including weekends and holidays from the date of issuance to pay the penalty shown on the ticket. A late fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) is added if not paid within the first 30 days.  A $20.00 flagging fee is added if an additional 30 days pass without a payment made on or before the next the due date.

You have 15 days from the date of issuance to request a court hearing date.

To Pay


Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Paypal - $3.50 convenience fee

By Mail:
City of Laurel Processing Center
P.O. Box 2070
Tarrytown, NY 10591-9070

Money Order payments onlyno personal checks accepted.   DO NOT MAIL CASH.

To Contest the Citation

If you want a court hearing for the parking offense, you may do so by completing the NOTICE OF DEFENDANT on the back of an electronically issued citation, or, for a hand-written citation, the NOTICE OF DEFENDANT attached to the citation (submit both the NOTICE slip and the citation when requesting a court hearing). Fill out the NOTICE completely. Then…:

Drop off in person or mail to:
Records Division of the Laurel Police Department

Attn: Parking Citations
811 Fifth Street
Laurel, MD 20707

Or mail to:
City of Laurel Processing Center
P.O. Box 2070
Tarrytown, NY 10591-9070

MVA Flag

If you have received an MVA Flag for a Red Light Camera ticket, you must pay the Red Light citation using one of the payment methods listed above. Once payment is received, MVA will be electronically notified within 24-hours to release the flag hold on your account.  You will also need to go to the MVA website to pay the $30 administrative fee that MVA charges for the flagging process.

MVA Web Site:

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The Laurel Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the City of Laurel citizens by aggressive Crime Prevention and vigorously pursuing and arresting criminals.