Pay in person
You must wait at least 24 hours from when your ticket was issued to pay in person. Please pay at:
Civic Center, Room 230
555 Liberty Street SE, Salem
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pay by mail
Mail check or money order (payable to the City of Salem) and the ticket to:
City of Salem
555 Liberty Street SE, Room 230
Salem, OR 97301
Parking tickets are available to pay online 48 hours after ticket issue.
pay online with Visa, MasterCard, and eCheck, using a secure website called CitePayUSA. A small processing fee will be charged. Include the following information (listed on the ticket):
Parking ticket number
Date the ticket was issued
Vehicle license plate to which the ticket was issued
Online transactions may take three (3) business days to process. Online payments must be made within 11 days of ticket date.
If you have problems while using the online payment system, call 503‑588‑6146. You can
learn more about CitePayUSA and
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Contest a ticket
If you would like to contest a parking ticket, you will need to make a court appearance. For detailed instructions, refer to
Appearing in Court.
Default court action
If you fail to appear in court and enter a plea, or fail to pay the fine within 14 calendar days, the Municipal Court shall enter an order and judgment of Guilty by Default against the defendant in favor of the City of Salem.
Failure to appear or pay the fine imposed may result in your case being referred to a collection agency. If your case is referred to a collection agency, pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 697.105, a fee of up to 25% of the unpaid case balance will be added to your principal balance for any and all collection fees, charges, and interest due. The unpaid balance may also be reported to credit rating agencies.
The Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of City of Salem Government. The Municipal Court judges misdemeanor, violation, and parking cases arising from municipal ordinances, state statutes, and miscellaneous matters as provided by ordinance.