PARKING TICKET INFORMATION

OVERVIEW


ARTICLE 24-400. - STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING
Sec. 24-400. - Owner's absolute liability for violations.
Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered or licensed shall be responsible for the parking, stopping or standing of a vehicle in violation of this article. It is no defense to a charge for such violation that the vehicle was illegally parked by another, unless it is shown that at such time the vehicle was being used without the consent of the registered or licensed owner thereof.
(Ord. No. 02-5232, ┬ž 1, 12-9-02)
  

PARKING TICKET VIOLATION FINE TABLE


Please click on the link, Parking Ticket Violation Table, to view the different parking violations that can be issued within the city limits. The downtown parking area has an escalating fine amount when a vehicle is in violation of either a "posted sign" or "metered" violation because of the timed parking regulations. The purpose behind timed parking is to increase vehicle turnover for the downtown businesses and support economic development. 

FINES FOR METERED AND TIMED POSTED SIGNED PARKING
  • First ticket - $0, Courtesy, Warning 
  • Second ticket - $10
  • Third ticket - $20
  • Fourth and subsequent tickets - $40 

HOW TO PAY A PARKING TICKET


Below are options on how to pay a city issued parking ticket:

  • Paying by mail - Please mail your parking ticket with either a check or a money order to the following address:

           City of Billings Parking Division
           PO Box 1178
           Billings, MT 59103

  • Paying by cash - Please go to the City Finance office, located at 210 N 27th Street. Please bring either your parking ticket or license plate number with you.
  • Paying by credit card - Contact the Parking Division's main office at (406) 657-8412 to make a payment over the phone. The city does not accept American Express. Please have either your parking ticket number or license plate number before calling. 
  • Please note at this time the Parking Division does not accept on-line payments for parking tickets.

HOW TO CONTEST A CITY ISSUED PARKING TICKET


If you would like to contest your parking ticket, you have five business days once the ticket has been issued to submit the Parking Ticket Complaint Form to the City of Billings Parking Division. If you have pictures you would like to submit with your form, please email them to the Parking Division at parking@ci.billings.mt.us  (please include the ticket number in the subject line). Please allow the Parking Division at least two weeks to review and research your complaint. We will either contact you by a letter or a phone call on our decision.  Below are options on how to receive and submit the contest form.

  • Contesting by mail - Click on the Parking Ticket Complaint Form link above, or go to the main Parking page, click on Parking Forms, and then Parking Ticket Complaint Form. Please mail the completed form, along with the parking ticket, to the following address:

           City of Billings Parking Division
           PO Box 1178
           Billings, MT 59103 

  • Contesting electronically - To access the electronic contest form, please click on the following link  http://www.ci.billings.mt.us/forms.aspx?fid=200. Once all required fields have been completed, please click the submit button.
  • Requesting a Contest Form in person - Go to the Finance Department, located at 210 N 27th St, and request a Parking Ticket Complaint Form.
  • Requesting a Contest Form by mail - Contact the Parking Division's main office at, (406) 657-8412, and request a Parking Ticket Complaint Form to be mailed to you.