Parking Violations

Pay Your Ticket

Pay your parking ticket online. Your ticket number includes the zeros (00012345). The address being requested is the billing address for the credit card. If paying by check please send to:

York Police Department
9 Hannaford Drive
York, ME 03909

All payments must be in U.S. Funds.

Penalties for Parking Tickets

Kiosks and Meters - "The sum of $35, if paid within 10 days of the time when such "tag" was attached to the vehicle or the sum of $50, if paid more than 10 days after the time when such "tag" was attached to the vehicle, but before a Court Summons is issued."

For more information please see the Town Traffic Safety Ordinance (PDF).

Parking Appeals

A parking appeal must be sent to the parking clerk within 24 hours of issuance of the ticket. All appeals are reviewed by the overnight Sergeant. No verbal appeals are accepted. You may complete the appeal form online or at the Police Station.

Your appeal will be reviewed within 10 days from the date we receive the written or electronic appeal. During this process the penalty will not be assessed. All information from your ticket must be filled out on the appeal form. Any appeal missing information will result in an automatic denial and all penalties will apply. You may only appeal a ticket once. Once a decision has been made by the Sergeant the decision is final. Upon final decision of the Sergeant, the amount due on the appeal form must be submitted within 10 days. Please keep in mind an expired meter is a valid ticket.

Invalid Reasons to Dismiss a Citation

Common reasons which do not support dismissing a citation are:

  • I'm a resident.
  • I have a parking permit (not valid at Short Sands).
  • I was only a few minutes late.
  • I did not know I could not park there.
  • I think the amount is too high
  • I cannot afford to pay the fine.
  • I have never had a ticket before.
  • I will never do it again.
  • I have spent a lot of money in your stores.
  • Most cities don’t use meters on the week-ends and holidays.

Long Beach Permit Parking Locations MapPermit Parking

The beach parking permit is not valid in Short Sands Park (metered area where all shops are). This lot is privately owned and not Town property.