Parking Tickets

The City of Pittsfield has two full-time parking enforcement officers.  Parking tickets can be paid at the Tax Collector’s Office.  Per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 20A, all tickets must be paid within 21 days.  A $5.00 late fee is added on the 22nd day.  If your ticket remains unpaid, your license and/or registration may be marked for nonrenewable with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and an additional $5.00 fee for costs and $20.00 for the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be added to each unpaid ticket.

If you believe you have been unfairly issued a parking ticket, you may appeal the ticket in writing by completing a Parking Ticket Appeal Form.  This appeal must be received within the original 21 days of the issuance of this ticket.  If you do not wish to download the form, you may send a letter with your name, address, registration number, parking ticket number and the violation number to the Parking Hearing Officer.

If your ticket appeal warrants a hearing, you will receive notice of the date, time and place for your Hearing. You must appear for your hearing.  We do not reschedule hearings.  The Hearing Officer’s decision is final.

Remember do not ignore a Parking Ticket.  Tickets must be paid with the 21 days to avoid the late fees.

You can pay your parking ticket online at our Online Payment Center.   There is a small fee to pay directly from your checking account.  Please note that a convenience fee will be charged for credit card payments. 

If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact the Tax Collector by email at llewis@pittsfieldch.com or call (413) 499-9431. The Tax Collection Office is open weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions which may also help answer some of your questions.