Citation Payments and Vehicle Immobilizations or Impoundments

To pay your citation or learn more, visit the City of Gainesville website.

General Parking Information

For more information about parking in Gainesville, visit the City Parking site.

Contesting a Parking Citation

The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances, provides for waiving of the fee for the following reasons only:

  1. Malfunctioning meter;
  2. Valid and verifiable emergencies;
  3. Government employees on verified official business in a Government owned vehicle (when initially legally parked);
  4. City volunteers detained due to verified volunteer duties; and
  5. Error in issuance of citation when an affidavit is filed.

**No other exceptions provided by city ordinance**

To contest a citation online, visit the

If the online system is not operational, or you prefer to complete a hard copy, please download a copy of the required Affidavit of Explanation for Notice of Parking Violation Form linked below in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats. The instructions/addresses for filing the completed form can be found on page 2 of both versions of the Affidavit of Explanation.

The form is also available in the lobby of the Gainesville Police Department’s Administration Building located at 545 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601. The form must be submitted within 7 calendar days of issuance of the citation.

The 7-day response period includes weekends and holidays.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Gainesville Police Department
545 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601-4290
(352) 393-7500