Parking Ticket Information

 

  Appeals Beach Area Fines Fire Lanes  
  Handicapped Information Train Station Tow Zones  

 

  GENERAL INFORMATION 

Part of a police officer's duties is to enforce both State and Municipal laws relating to the parking of vehicles. Officers issue Town of Fairfield Parking Tickets to most violators. For several parking violations offenders can also be issued a State of Connecticut Infraction (ticket) that must be mailed to the State of Connecticut.

Parking tag fees range from $25.00 to $85.00 and can be paid by mailing a check in the envelope provided or by coming to the Fairfield Police Department in person. We accept cash, checks or money orders but no credit cards. Tickets must be paid within ten (10) days of the date issued or additional penalties can result. If a person owes multiple parking fines Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles may not allow the vehicle to be re-registered until the outstanding fines are paid. Delinquents may be prosecuted or subject to civil penalties.

There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned checks.

The owner of a vehicle with more than $250.00 in unpaid parking tickets is subject to having their vehicle immobilized with a wheel boot and/or impounded.

 

 

 

OFFENSES AND FINES

Some of the offenses that you could be ticketed for, and the cost of the fines are listed below:

OFFENSE

FINE

 

OFFENSE

FINE

Overtime Parking $25.00 No Parking $25.00
Within 25 feet of crosswalk $25.00 Within 10 feet of fire hydrant $25.00
Within 25 feet of intersection $25.00 Obstructing a driveway $25.00
Wrong side of street (facing the wrong direction) $25.00 Double Parking $25.00
Within 25 feet of Stop Sign $25.00 Bus Stop $25.00
On a sidewalk $25.00 On a curve or top of grade $25.00
Over 12 inches from curb $25.00 Outside a designated space $25.00
Restricted Zone $35.00 Tow-Away Zone $35.00
Permit Parking Area $35.00 Failure to display parking permit $5.00
Fire Lane $50.00 Restricted Beach $50.00
Handicapped Area $150.00 Obstructing Handicapped Curb Cut $85.00
Restricted Zone $35.00 Employee Permit Parking Area $35.00
Railroad Permit Parking $35.00    

Although we have received comments on the cost of the parking fines we would like to say that if you park legally in Fairfield there is no cost (the train station and beach area are exceptions). Other towns charge people to park in certain areas, utilizing meters and other methods to collect fees.

 

APPEALS

Persons receiving parking tags may appeal to the Fairfield Police Department. Appeals must be made within ten (10) days of the date indicated on the ticket. An appeal form may be picked up at the Front Desk of the Fairfield Police Department or you may download an appeal form (click on the link below). Those persons appealing a parking ticket should complete the appeal form and return it to the Police Department. You will be notified by mail of the outcome of your appeal. If you are unsatisfied with the results of the initial appeal you can then petition for a hearing with an independent hearing officer. 

Parking ticket appeal forms must be picked up at police headquarters (100 Reef Road, Fairfield) or downloaded from this site. We do not mail appeal forms to individuals. If you have any questions please call 203-254-4808. Please do not send e-mails regarding parking appeals. Thank You.

 

Parking Tag Appeal Form

 

 

TOW-AWAY ZONES

For some of the violations listed above the illegally parked vehicles can be towed at the owner's expense (examples: Tow Zones and Obstructing a Driveway). There are also areas specifically marked as Tow-Away Zones. Please be alert for signs before leaving your car parked. The Fairfield Beach Road area has several tow-zone areas. All the areas are properly marked with signs and are strictly enforced. Vehicles left on private property can be towed by the property owner.

 

BEACH AREAS

Be aware that between Memorial Day and Labor Day many of the roads in the area of our beaches are permit parking only. Police officers routinely check these areas for violations and ticket vehicles parked illegally in these areas. Beach permits are available in the spring at Town Hall. Call Town Hall for information or click on the link below.
 

Fairfield Beach Sticker Information

 

 

FIRE LANES

Many of the businesses in Fairfield have clearly marked Fire Lanes. Patrol officers check these areas for violations. Please no not park your vehicles in the fire lanes, even if you are "just running in for a minute". If a vehicle is parked in the fire lane it can be ticketed, even if someone is still in the vehicle. The only exception to this rule is emergency vehicles.

 

HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES

Handicapped spaces are clearly marked with both signs and pavement markings. Vehicles without valid handicapped permits may not park in these designated spaces, even if you are just dropping somebody off, or just running in the the business for "just a minute". Also, be aware that the hashed area between the parking spaces are considered part of the handicapped space and vehicles parked in the hashed area will be ticketed for parking in a handicapped space.

It is also a violation to use somebody else's handicapped permit. The permit must be valid and the person to whom the permit is issued must be in the vehicle.

 

TRAIN STATION PARKING

Parking at any of the Fairfield train stations is regulated by the Fairfield Parking Authority. Permits are required at all train stations. Day parking spaces are available (cars parked in day parking areas will receive an envelope and will be required to mail in the fee for the day). Special Police officers patrol the train stations Monday through Friday. Violators will be ticketed. Exceptions: Weekends and some holidays: no permit required. For questions: contact Town of Fairfield Fairfield Parking Authority at (203) 256-3000.

 

 

For questions, contact the Fairfield Police Department, (203) 254-4808