Pay or Appeal a Ticket

Ticket on vehicle

Pay a ticket

Payment must be made within 15 days to avoid additional penalties and/or collection action.

Pay in person

Olympia City Hall
601 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pay by mail

Parking Services
P.O. Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507-1967

Enclose citation and your check or money order. Do not send cash.

Pay at a courtesy drop box

Drop your payment in one of 2 courtesy boxes located throughout downtown. Enclose citation and your check or money order. Do not send cash.

  • 1006 4th Avenue, in front of Crain's Office Supply
  • 801 Capitol Way, in front of the Doliver Building (Old Federal Building)

Lee Creighton Justice Center

Appeal/request a Hearing

Only the Olympia Municipal Court Judge may dismiss a parking ticket or reduce the fine. The request for an appeal/hearing must be made within 15 days of issuance of the ticket.

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 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. 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.