Parking Enforcement

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Parking Office:

Phone:
(203) 254-4815

Location:
100 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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, although a State of Connecticut Infraction (ticket) may also be issued which must be paid to the State of Connecticut's Centralized Infraction Bureau.

Town of Fairfield Parking Violations range from $25.00 to $150.00 and can be paid online, by mailing a check or by coming to the Fairfield Police Department in person. We accept cash, checks or money orders in person but no credit cards.  You may pay with credit card online but there is a small convenience fee (see below).  Town of Fairfield Parking Violations must be paid within ten (10) days of the date issued or additional penalties can result.  If a person owes multiple parking fines, the 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.

Parking Authority Tickets are not processed by the Police Department.


Offenses & Fines

The following is a list of the Town of Fairfield Parking Violations, Violations Numbers and the associated Fines.

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$25.00 Violations
1Overtime8Double Parked
2No Parking9Within 25 ft of Stop Sign
3Within 25 ft of Crosswalk10Bus Stop
4Within 10 ft of Fire Hydrant11On a Sidewalk
5Within 25 ft of Intersection12On a Curve or Top of Grade
6Obstructing a Driveway13Over 12 in from a Curb
7Wrong Side of Street14Outside a Designated Space
15(Unassigned Violation Number)16(Unassigned Violation Number)
$35.00 Violations
17(Unassigned Violation Number)19Employee Permit Parking Area
18Tow-Away Zone20Railroad Permit Parking Area
$5.00 Violations
21Failure to Display Permit
$50.00 Violations
22Fire Line
$80.00 Violations
23No Parking Beach Area24Restricted Beach Permit
$150.00 Violations
25Handicapped Area26Obstructing Handicapped
Curb Cut / Hash Marks

*3% Convenience Fee added to all online payments.

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.

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Parking Tag/Ticket 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 may be submitted online, in person or by mail.  Online appeals may be submitted using the link below.  If you prefer, an appeal form may be downloaded using the link below or picked up at the Front Desk of Police Headquarters (100 Reef Road, Fairfield). We do not mail appeal forms to individuals.

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.

If you have any questions please call (203) 254-4815.

Please do not send e-mails regarding parking appeals.

Appeal a Parking Tag/Ticket

Petition for Violation Hearing

This form should be completed only after the Parking Tag Complaint form above has been submitted and you received a reply. You may appeal the decision made by the Fairfield Police parking tag review officer by completing the Request for Violation Hearing form. A hearing will be set up with an independent review officer who will make a decision regarding your appeal.

Petition for Violation Hearing Form

Petition for Violation Hearing Form - Download PDF

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.

Beach Sticker Information

Fire Lanes

Many of the businesses in Fairfield have clearly marked Fire Lanes. Patrol officers check these areas for violations. Please do 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 Traffic Agents 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.

www.fairfieldct.org/rail