The Parking Enforcement Unit falls
under the direction of the Special Operations Division. The unit
is comprised of two civilian parking enforcement officers who are
responsible for patrolling the entire city
limits and enforcing all parking violations on city property, along
with any handicapped or fire lane violations. Officers issue citations
via a hand-held computer to vehicles parked illegally, such as loading
zone violations, no-parking zones, fire lane violations, double
parking, expired time zones, handicapped parking, etc. Although
no one enjoys receiving a parking citation, these officers have
the responsibility of ensuring an orderly traffic flow especially
in the downtown area and maximizing the utilization of parking spaces
for the public, tourists and business owners and vendors.
If you have received a citation,
please carefully read and follow the instructions on the citation.
Failure to submit the fine amount within the indicated time will
result in additional penalties being added to the fine amount, immobilization
of vehicle by booting, denial of vehicle registration or mandatory
Common Violations and Fine
Rear or left wheels
Prohibited by sign
Over posted time
Re-Park within 500 feet within
Fire Lane Violation
What to do if you receive a citation
You must pay the appropriate fine
within 5 days of receiving a citation in order
to avoid incurring a late penalty. If you wish to contest
the citation, you must request a court hearing
within five (5) calendar days in person at the
Police Department. Failure to do so means that you have waived
the right to contest the merit of the citation.
Parking citations may be paid
by personal check or money order payable to the City of Winter
Park. You may pay by mail (DO NOT SEND CASH)
or in person at the Finance Department, 401 Park Avenue South,
or the Police Department, 500 North Virginia Avenue.
Pay your citation online.
Parking citation payments may be be made online with a credit
card. To make an online payment just have your citation number
or vehicle's tag number available and click on the link below.
Since the city began accepting
payments by credit card, the associated merchant fees have become
an increasingly significant cost. In an effort to defray these
costs, the city is taking two steps. First, the city will no longer
accept payments by American Express due to the high merchant fees.
Second, the city will begin charging a credit card convenience
fee of $3 per transaction for online payments. There will be no
convenience fees charged, however, for credit card payments made
in person. This new credit card convenience fee is effective January
Booting and Impoundment
Winter Park City Code 98-35 allows
for any vehicle that has accumulated five (5) or more unpaid parking
citations, to be subject to immobilization by having a boot device
attached and impoundment if the citations remain unpaid. If you
vehicle has been booted, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE VEHICLE. An
attempt to move the vehicle WILL RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE
VEHICLE. In order to have the boot device removed from the vehicle,
you must make payment to the director of finance or his designee
of the total civil penalty, including delinquent fees, for each
violation and an immobilization service charge or sign and accept
a notice to appear establishing a date certain for a hearing on
the immobilization of the vehicle.
If a vehicle has been booted and
arrangements for the removal of the immobilization device have
not been made within 24 hours of the time such motor vehicle was
immobilized, the police department may impound the vehicle. In
this instance the registered owner will be responsible for any
towing service charges incurred in addition to the other penalties.
If you have any questions about
Parking Enforcement please contact Sgt. Bruce Robinson at 407-599-3510;
call 407-599-3206 for citation inquiries.