Parking Ticket Information
Penalty for a parking ordinance violation is $15.00.
Penalty doubles if not paid within 10 days.
If left unpaid after 30 days, fine increases to $50.00 and your vehicle registrations are subject to suspension.
How to Pay a Parking Ticket
Payment can be paid in-person or by mail to the Sparta Police Department using cash, check, or money order. Please include the citation with the payment when paying by mail or using the after-hours drop box located inside the police department vestibule.
Payments can be made online by credit or debit card below. You will be required to know the ticket number, license plate number, and make/model of vehicle to pay a parking ticket online. This information may be obtained by calling the Sparta Police Department during normal business hours.
*Please note that partial payments WILL NOT clear the ticket or satisfy a suspended registration. If you think you have multiple tickets, or need the amount owed, please call and we can let you know. Also, paying a ticket here does not automatically clear it from the Department of Transportation; it still may take up to 7-10 business days for the satisfaction to process.
If you wish to contest a parking citation, contact the Sparta Police Department to be issued a municipal court date. Municipal court is held Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.
Alternate Side Parking
After the hour of 2:00 am and before 6:00 am, motor vehicles or any other type of vehicle shall be parked on even numbered calendar dates on the side of the street where the dwellings are even numbered and on dates having odd number calendar dates on the side of the street having odd number dwellings. This provision shall be effective between November 1 and April 1 following each year. The effective calendar date shall be determined as the date at 2:00 am. Further, after the hour of 2:00 am and before 6:00 am, motor vehicles or any other type of vehicle shall not be parked on any cul-de-sac within the city between November 1 and April 1 following each year.
- The South side of the streets that run East and West are odd-numbered.
- The North side of the streets that run East and West are even-numbered.
- The East side of the streets that run North and South are odd-numbered.
- The West side of the streets that run North and South are even-numbered.
*If the vehicle remains parked in violation of the alternate side parking ordinance for a period in excess of 48 hours, the vehicle may be towed from the street at the owner's expense.
48 Hour Parking
No person shall park a motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall allow it to be parked on any street or public way within the city for a period in excess of 48 hours.
Storage of vehicles, boats, trailers prohibited
No person shall leave a vehicle, boat, or trailer standing upon any street, highway, or municipal parking lot in the city for storage purposes. The term "storage" means leaving a vehicle, boat, or trailer standing in the street, highway or municipal parking lot for a period of 48 hours or more.