Parking Enforcement Services

The Police Department has a new way to report parking complaints throughout Prince William County. Parking complaints are one of the most common complaints received by the Department and we ask residents for your patience as these matters are prioritized and addressed. More information on vehicles can be found on the Neighborhood Services website.


BEFORE CONTACTING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING A PARKING ISSUE, IS THE VEHICLE BLOCKING TRAFFIC OR POSING A SAFETY ISSUE?

  • If your complaint involves a vehicle obstructing traffic or posing a safety risk to pedestrians or bicyclists, or involves vehicles parked in a manner obstructing a fire hydrant, fire lane, or marked handicapped space, please contact the non-emergency line by calling 703-792-6500 so a patrol officer can respond. These complaints require immediate attention.

  • Other complaints, such as vehicles with expired inspection or registration, or those regarding illegally parked vehicles, abandoned vehicles, commercial vehicles that are illegally parked in residential areas, as well as boats, RVs, trailers and other large items that may be parked in violation of County laws, are considered lower priority and will be addressed as soon as possible.

    In these cases, residents should contact the Parking Enforcement line by calling 703-792-8536, or email. The parking enforcement line is not a monitored line, residents are asked to leave a brief description of the concern, including a vehicle description, and the specific location of where the vehicle is parked.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • When do Parking Enforcement Officers work?

    Parking Enforcement officers work varying shifts Monday through Friday during the day time hours, and occasionally on weekends. When the complaint is received, it will be assigned to the appropriate police district (western, central, or eastern) for review and action. Parking matters, such as those described as 'other complaints' above, are considered lower priority and may take a few days to address. As the Department has limited resources to look into these complaints, we ask for patience and understanding.


  • Where can I find my towed vehicle?

    If you believe your vehicle was towed, please contact the Public Safety Communications Center by calling 703-792-6500. You will need to provide your license plate information which should note which towing company towed your vehicle.


  • What is an abandoned/disabled vehicle notice?

    These notices are not tickets and do not carry a fine. This is simply a notice based on a complaint received or due to a safety issue involving a vehicle being parked along any public property. If you received this notice, your vehicle is either:

    • Displaying expired inspection or license plates,
    • A warning noting your vehicle must not be left unattended for more than 10 days, or
    • Your vehicle was left immobile or unattended on or adjacent to a roadway for more than 24 hours.

    If you vehicle is not moved promptly, your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.


  • Can I contest a parking ticket?

    To contest a ticket, you must visit a police district station to receive a court date for the case to be heard in Prince William County General District Court. Based on a availability, you may ask to speak to a supervisor at one of the locations if your citation was issued less than 30 calendar days and you are in compliance of the issued violation and can show proof of compliance. The supervisor at that time will have discretion to void the ticket. 


  • What is considered a commercial vehicle?

    Commercial vehicles are defined by County Code. In most cases, a commercial vehicle is determined by weight and must have a gross weight of 12,000+ pounds, not a vehicle that may only display commercial signage. Semi-trucks, trailers, dump trucks, and construction vehicles are often classified as commercial vehicles.

    Watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes, and camping trailers fall under another County Code section with different restrictions. 


PAY A PARKING TICKET FINE...

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  • In Person

    Police Licensing Section
    8406 Kao Circle
    Manassas, Virginia 20110

    Failure to respond to the parking citation within 30 calendar days of issuance will result in the fine doubling and other additional proceedings against you and/or your vehicle.


  • By Mail

    Mail the citation and a check* or money order* made payable to PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY to: 
    Prince William County Citation Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 80144
    Indianapolis, IN 46280

    Note: Cash is not accepted.

    *Please include the citation number and your vehicle license plate number on the check or money order.

    Failure to respond to the parking citation within 30 calendar days of issuance will result in the fine doubling and other additional proceedings against you and/or your vehicle.


  • Online

    Pay parking citations online. If you experience an issue, please call the number listed on the site.

    Failure to respond to the parking citation within 30 calendar days of issuance will result in the fine doubling and other additional proceedings against you and/or your vehicle.


  • By Phone

    To pay by phone via VISA or MASTERCARD, please contact the automated payment and information system by called 571-946-1663.

    Failure to respond to the parking citation within 30 calendar days of issuance will result in the fine doubling and other additional proceedings against you and/or your vehicle.