Tickets & Towing

Looking for information on Paying or Disputing a Parking Ticket?

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While all parking laws are important, they are not all posted. Know the rules and be ticket free!

Click HERE for a quick reference parking guide of common non-posted parking laws. You can print this out and keep it in your glove box!

Click HERE for a comprehensive list of Denver's parking ordinances.

Know your block's sweeping schedule

Residential streets are swept once a month from April through November. Because we can't sweep under parked cars, there's a parking ban on sweeping day for the side of the block being swept. If your car is parked on the side of the street being swept on parking day, it will be ticketed and may be relocated.

Find your street sweeping schedule by checking the sign on your block. Once you know your schedule, you can sign up for email reminders

Residential street sweeping season begins Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and Denver Public Works needs your help to keep the Mile High City clean! Residents are advised to pay attention to the red and white signs posted on their block for street sweeping parking restrictions so that Public Works can provide the best street sweeping service possible. Please be sure to move your vehicle according to the signs on your block to avoid a $50.00 parking citation.  

Want a reminder about your street sweeping day?

  • Residents can now sign up for street sweeping reminders through pocketgov, the City’s newest mobile web application. Pocketgov provides user-friendly access to city services via mobile device or a home computer. After creating a simple user profile, residents can receive both email and text notifications.

If there are 3 or more unpaid tickets (or other outstanding citations) on a vehicle, a seizure warning notice will be issued, and a boot may be placed on your car. The boot won't be removed until all outstanding fines (including the additional $100 boot fee) are paid. If a vehicle is booted for 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) without payment, it will be considered abandoned and towed to impound. If a vehicle is towed to impound, an additional $100 tow fee will be charged.

Boot Removal

Pay-by-Phone, Pay-by-Web and Kiosk Payment services are available for booted vehicles 24 hours a day (see details). However, if fines, penalties and boot fees are paid after 5:00 pm using the Pay-by-Phone system or the Pay-by-Web service, the vehicle will be released during normal operating hours.

Walk-in payments for boots may be made with cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard; no checks accepted for boots.  Payments should be presented at the Parking Cashier's Office on the first floor of the Wellington Webb Building in downtown Denver. The Parking Cashier's Office is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5 pm, excluding holidays.

If your vehicle has been towed, the only pay option is in person at the parking cashier counter. Before the vehicle is released from impound, the owner/operator will also be responsible for paying any and all fees incurred at the impound lot.

Boot Removal Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Boots will NOT be released on City holidays.

Please note: Boot removal doesn't grant your vehicle any special parking privileges. Once the boot is removed, you must ensure that your car is parked legally to avoid further citation.

Towing: Impound vs. Relocation

Just because your vehicle has been towed, that doesn't necessarily mean it's been impounded.
Denver, unlike many municipalities, doesn't automatically impound towed vehicles. Vehicles that are towed are often relocated to a nearby location and parked legally there. There is a $100 tow fee incurred for moving a vehicle.
If your vehicle's been towed, contact the Denver Police Non-Emergency line to locate it: (720) 913-2000 (when you get the recorded message, hit 0 for the operator, they will look up your vehicle's location)
If you don't know where your car's gone, call the Denver Police Non-Emergency line: (720) 913-2000 (when you get the recorded message, hit 0 for the operator) If it's been relocated, they'll tell you where to find it, if it's been impounded, they'll direct you to the impound, and if it's been stolen, you can report it to them

Contact Us

Contact Parking Operations for the following topics:

  • On-street parking
  • Residential and Area Parking Permits
  • Parking studies

To report an abandoned vehicle visit the Denver Sheriff Department's Vehicle Impound page.

To request enforcement of illegal parking:
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm:
    Call 3-1-1
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday through Saturday:
    Call Police non-emergency (720-913-2000)

To report a broken meter:
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479