Parking Tickets

Fines & Fees

Parking tickets may be issued by the St. Joseph Police Department or the public parking enforcement staff. Tickets must be paid or protested within 48 hours of issuance. Penalties begin at five days and are assessed again at ten days. A parking fine schedule is available online for reading, and Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinance (PDF) defines violations.

Parking fines may be paid in person or mailed to:

City Hall
1100 Frederick Avenue
Room 101A
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Collections Policy (PDF)


If you would like to protest the issuance of the parking citation, please complete the correct form below and fax the form to 816-271-4697, or remit to:

City of St. Joseph
1100 Frederick Avenue
Room 101A
St. Joseph, MO 64501

The city prosecutor reviews all requests for dismissal and returns a finding within seven to ten business days.

Request for Dismissal of Parking Citation (PDF)

Parking Citation Protest for 2 Hour Parking (PDF)

Request for Trial (PDF)

Wheel Immobilization Devices

If more than ten outstanding tickets are accumulated, a wheel immobilization devise may be placed upon a vehicle if parked upon the public right-of-way. If the devise is applied, an additional fee of $50 will be assessed in addition to the fines already due.