Parking Enforcement

Pay Parking Tickets

Pay your tickets promptly. By city ordinance, fines are substantially increased if a ticket is not paid within five consecutive days. Tickets may be paid as follows:
  • Online
  • In person at the Athens Police Department 24/7
  • By phone at (877)224-7838
  • By placing the ticket and exact fine amount in the courtesy envelope provided and depositing it in the yellow courtesy boxes located on various meters throughout the metered parking area
Do not place your tickets in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox.

Pay for Parking Meters Online

Parksmarter: A new way to park in Athens

Check out the website and download the app to start paying for parking online today. Or you can scan the QR code bellow and you can find in the app that way.

Parking Garage Parking Permits:

   Click here to apply for a virtual parking permit for the parking garage above the 3rd floor Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, select "Agency" City of Athens.  Important-these permits are only valid for the parking garage and cannot be used for any on-street meter parking.  Click for instructions for applying for a virtual parking permit for the parking garage.