Parking Ticket Appeals

As part of the County’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19, per the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, customers seeking to have their tickets waived for compliance issues (Option 3 listed below) are encouraged to submit appeals online. Learn More

Option 1: Pay Citation
There is a $25 late fee if the payment is not received within 30 days from the date the citation was issued.

Option 2: Contest in Court.
Per Arlington County Code §14.2-95, your intent to contest a citation must be submitted within 30 days from the date the citation was issued.

Option 3: Compliance Issues (Expired or no state inspection: expired or no state registration)
If you received a ticket for a violation of any of the offenses listed in Arlington County Code § 14.2-2.A.1-2 (expired or no state inspection; expired or no state registration).  If you demonstrate compliance with the law (i.e., fix the problem), the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will dismiss the charge, and you will not have to pay a fine. Compliance issues are:

  • Expired or no state inspection
  • Expired or no state registration

To demonstrate compliance and have the charge dismissed without paying a fine:

  • You must appear in person in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office with your photo ID, proof of compliance, and your citation. We do not accept compliance dismissals via email, fax, or phone.
  • Bring proof that you have renewed either your registration or inspection (depending on the violation on your ticket).
  • You have up to 30 days from the date of issuance of the citation to bring in proof of compliance.
  • If you have received compliance citations on multiple days the Commonwealth’s Attorney retains discretion over which tickets will be dismissed.
  • If you were issued a citation for a violation that existed for more than 90 days at the time the citation was issued the above procedure does not apply and you must follow the procedures for requesting a court date to contest your citation and appear in court.

PROOF OF COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS MUST BE PRINTED. NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES (CELLPHONES, LAPTOPS, TABLETS, ETC.) ARE ALLOWED IN THE COURTHOUSE BUILDING.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office does not accept payments for citations.

LOCATION AND HOURS FOR COMPLIANCE DISMISSAL REQUESTS

Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
1425 N Courthouse Road, Suite 5200 (5th floor)  Arlington, Virginia 22201. Phone: 703-228-4410

(Court House Metro stop on the Orange & Silver lines)

Option 4: Report a Broken Meter
Per Arlington County Code §14.2-95, your intent to contest a citation must be submitted within 30 days from the date the citation was issued.

Option 5: If you used an EasyPark device to pay for parking and received a citation relating to your EasyPark device, contact the Treasurer’s Office at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, 703-228-3090 or by email at: treasureroperations@arlingtonva.us. A multi-space meter receipt is not an EasyPark device.

Option 6: If you paid for parking using Parkmobile and still received a citation, please see the FAQ for directions on how to appeal your citation.

Frequently asked questions about parking tickets