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Vehicle Registrations Withheld Beginning April 1 for
Residents with Delinquent Parking Citations

The City of Alexandria encourages residents to pay delinquent parking citation fines immediately to avoid additional fees and delays in registering their vehicles. Beginning April 1, the City will request that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) withhold registration renewals on any vehicle with a delinquent parking citation fine. Once a hold is in place, the vehicle owner will be required to pay the delinquent balance, plus an additional $20 administrative fee per hold, before DMV will renew their vehicle registration. Residents should also be aware that three delinquent citation fines could result in the immobilization of their vehicle by the Police Department.

Other Virginia jurisdictions are successfully using DMV's Vehicle Registration Withholding Program to collect their delinquent parking citation fines, and the City currently uses the program to collect delinquent personal property taxes. By expanding its participation in the program, the City hopes to collect a portion of the $625,000 in unpaid fines and late penalties on 9,900 parking citations issued between July 1, 2006 and November 10, 2007.

The City offers several convenient payment options for paying delinquent parking tickets. The options are outlined below. Please note that payment for a City/County tag violation must be accompanied by proof that a City/County tag was purchased for the vehicle.

• Pay by eCheck through the Payments link on the City’s Web site at There is no fee for using this service.

• Pay by MasterCard or Visa through the Payments link on the City’s Web site at or by calling the toll-free number, 866.353.0454.  A convenience fee is charged for processing credit card payments.

• Mail payment to the City of Alexandria, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 1423, Alexandria, VA 22313-1423. Please make check or money order payable to the City of Alexandria and write your parking citation number(s) and/or vehicle license plate number on the check or money order.

• Pay in person at the City’s Treasury Division, City Hall, 301 King Street, Room 1510, from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A payment drop box, located on the Royal Street side of City Hall, is also available 24 hours per day.

Vehicle owners may contest their parking citations in person by presenting their driver’s license at the Administrative Adjudication Office, 421 King Street, Suite 500, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; by submitting an online form available through the Parking link on the City’s Web site at or by writing to the Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 1423, Alexandria, VA  22313-1423. If the adjudicator finds the registered owner guilty or reduces the fine, a $10 adjudication fee will be added to the fine.

Vehicle owners may also request information about a parking citation by submitting the online form available through the Parking link on the City’s Web site at or by calling the toll-free number, 866.353.0454.  For more information about the Vehicle Registration Withholding Program, please e-mail or call the City’s Treasury Division at 703.838.4777.
Si usted requiere asistencia en Español, por favor llamar al 703.519.6506, extension 576.

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