Pay your Citation
Payment must be made within 15 days to avoid additional penalties and/or collection action. There are 4 convenient ways to pay:
Pay In Person
Lee Creighton Justice Center
900 Plum Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Olympia City Hall
601 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501
Pay By Mail
Olympia Municipal Court, P.O. Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507-1967
Enclose citation and your check or money order - DO NOT SEND CASH
Courtesy Drop Boxes
Drop your payment in one of 3 courtesy boxes located throughout downtown.
Enclose citation and your check or money order - DO NOT ENCLOSE CASH
- 4th Avenue and Columbia Street, daily/metered parking lot
- 1006 4th Avenue, in front of Crain's Office Supply
- 801 Capitol Way, in front of the Doliver Building (Old Federal Building)
Request a Hearing
Only the Olympia Municipal Court Judge may dismiss a parking ticket or reduce the fine.
How To request a hearing:
Check the appropriate hearing type on the back of the citation and sign.
Print your full name and mailing address on the ticket envelope (or an attached note).
Return to the Olympia Municipal Court within 15 days of the issuance date of the ticket
You will be notified by mail of your hearing date and time. Failure to appear at your scheduled hearing will result in a doubling of the original fine amount.Hearings By Mail
In lieu of an in-person appearance at a hearing, you may request a Mitigation or Contested by Mail hearing. To do so you will need either the Mitigation by Mail form or the Contested by Mail form. Request either form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your ticket number and/or license plate number in the email. The form needs to be filled out completely and returned to Court Services within 15 days of issuance date. Also, check the appropriate hearing type on the back of the ticket, sign it, and attach the signed ticket to the form. On the form you will explain your circumstances – you may attach any additional documents to support your circumstances. The form will be reviewed by the Judge and a decision will be made. You will be mailed a copy of the Judge’s decision with a date to return payment if any fines are due. Understand the Court’s decision is final and there shall be no reconsideration or appeal from a decision on a written statement.