Parking Tickets (General Information)

Parking Rules, Violations & Tickets

We are committed to improving the quality of life in our community by managing on-street parking in a way that is safe and fair, protects our citizens and resources, and ensures everyone is satisfied with outstanding service.

In order to achieve this goal, we apply city and state regulations to govern the use and misuse of parking spaces. Enforcement of these regulations is done through the issuance of citations to violators of applicable City or State parking regulations.


Parking Tickets

Tickets must be paid within 48 hours of the date it was issued, or the fine will double (this rule will no longer be in effect beginning Nov. 6, 2017). If a parking ticket is left unpaid, a warrant could be issued and a $10 warrant charge added to the amount due. Once a warrant is issued, the vehicle becomes towable.


Parking Violations

  • Overtime (City Ordinance 29-169): Any place where official signs indicate parking time limits. Timed parking is available on The Strip on Washington, Campus Corner at Knoblock and University, and Downtown Stillwater.  

  • Improper (City Ordinance 29-133-143): This ordinance encompasses a number of violations, including, but not limited to, backing into an angle parking space, not parking within the lines and parking in a city right-of-way.

  • Hazardous (City Ordinance 29-145-147): Some of the most common violations include, but are not limited to parking in an intersection, parking across a crosswalk or parking within 30 feet of a stop sign.


Fines (through Nov. 5, 2017)

  • Overtime is $10

  • Improper is $20

  • Hazardous is $30

Fines (as of Nov. 6, 2017)

  • Overtime is $20

  • Improper is $40

  • Hazardous is $60


How to Contest a Ticket

If you receive a parking ticket and feel it was issued unjustly, you may contest it by scheduling a court date to discuss it with the municipal judge. A parking court docket is held every Wednesday morning. To schedule an appearance, contact the Court Clerk's Office.


How to Pay Parking Tickets

Online

In Person

  • Stop by the Municipal Court Office, 723 S. Lewis St.

By Mail using the City of Stillwater Parking Citation Envelope

  • Make check payable to the "City of Stillwater" for the amount indicated on the ticket envelope.

  • Place check and ticket in the envelope.

  • Stamp and mail the pre-addressed envelope.
    The mailing address is: Municipal Court/P.O. Box 1725/Stillwater, OK 74076.

By Drop Box using the City of Stillwater Parking Citation Envelope

  • Make check payable to the "City of Stillwater" for the amount indicated on the ticket envelope.

  • Place check and ticket in the envelope.

  • Use one of the drop boxes listed below:

    • 100 W. 8th Ave.

    • 116 W. 7th Ave.

    • 715 S. Husband St.

    • 619 S. Main St.

    • 703 S. Main St.

    • 606 S. Husband St.

    • 807 S. Main St.

    • 907 S. Main St.

    • Knoblock Street & University Avenue

    • Knoblock Street & Elm Avenue

    • Duck Street & Maple Avenue

    • 501 S. Washington St. 


Resource

  • Public Parking Map
    Includes public parking spaces and time limits for Downtown Stillwater, The Strip on Washington Street and Campus Corner on Knoblock Street.