Parking Tickets & Fines

Parking Ticket Payments During COVID-19 Closures

To reduce potential spread of COVID-19, the City of Dubuque has suspended all face to face and in-person payment transactions until further notice. Checks or credit cards only. Partial payments are not accepted if the vehicle is on the tow list. Tickets on all vehicles registered in your name must be paid. Please include the license plate number of the vehicle(s).


Fines from these violations range from $15 to $200.Almost all City of Dubuque parking violations carry an initial fine of $15 and increase to $20 if not paid within 30 calendar days.

Exceptions include:

ViolationInitial FineFine after 30 Days
Expired parking meter$10$15
Fire lane / fire hydrant$50$50
Disabled parking$200$200
City's snow route restricted parking policy$30$35

Payment options during this period include:

Pay Online

By Mail

Checks can be mailed to:
City Hall - Parking Tickets
50 W. 13th Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

By Phone

Credit card payments can made over the phone by calling 563.589.4148.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

City Hall Drop-Box

Payments can be placed in the City Hall drop box on W. 13th St.
City Hall - Parking Tickets
50 W. 13th Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Cash is not accepted.

In Person (Intermodal Transportation Center)

950 Elm Street
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cash and checks accepted.