- Parking Regulations & Violations
Parking Regulations & Violations
Regulations for On-Street Parking
What Parking Regulations apply to me?
Unsure about the parking regulations that might apply to the area in which you are seeking on-street parking? In addition to posted signs you can refer to our Residential Services Search Tool. Type in the address where you would like to park to see about applicable on-street parking regulations in that area (and lots of other useful information!).
The city has a city-wide 24-hour parking restriction in addition to other parking regulations. This regulation requires that a vehicle be moved at least once every 24-hours Monday through Friday.
Odd / Even Parking
Odd/ Even parking regulations are in effect between November 1st and April 1st. The Odd/ Even parking regulation mandates that from 7 p.m. on an odd-numbered calendar day to 6 a.m. the next day, cars must park on the odd side of the street (where the house numbers are odd). On an even day from 7 p.m. to the next day at 6 a.m., cars must park on the even side of the street.
The City will only enforce the Odd/ Even parking regulations when needed (during a snow event or other situations when it is necessary to clear the streets of vehicles). If you wish to be notified when the odd/even parking regulations will be enforced, you may sign up for our "Odd/Even Parking Notifications" list here via TC SIREN, the City and County's emergency alert system. You can also text "SIREN" to "67283". Be sure to select the "Odd/Even Parking Notifications" subscription list, along with any others that may be helpful to you. This website will also have an alert posted to it until the enforcement period ends. While enforcement of the regulations is in effect, everyone must comply with the regulations or risk receiving a parking ticket.
If your street only has parking on one side of the street, you may have to find parking on a nearby street on alternate days.
Your compliance with these regulations helps keep the city's streets free from accumulated snow, ice, and debris.
Streets marked permanently for 24-hour parking are exempt from the odd/even parking regulation.
Additional Odd/ Even Exemptions
Vehicles that remain on the street and have not moved in 72 hours can be considered abandoned and become subject to towing at the owner's expense. DO NOT leave your vehicle on the street when you leave town for extended vacations or school breaks, as it may not be there when you get back. Towing and storage fees are expensive! Long-term parking is not available at city parking garages. Premier Parking (formerly All Pro) on Cayuga Street across from the Hotel Ithaca does offer long-term parking, please visit the AllPro Parking website, call (607) 256-PARK(7275) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about permits and pricing.
To report an abandoned vehicle, or for information about vehicles that have been towed please contact Police Dispatch at (607) 272-3245
City Parking Violation Ticket Payments
The Chamberlain's Office accepts payments of tickets issued for parking violations within the City of Ithaca.
Parking tickets can be paid with a credit card online here.
You can also mail your payment to:
City of Ithaca Parking Violations Bureau
108 East Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
If you have questions about your ticket or need to get in touch with the Parking Violations Bureau call (607) 274-6581. Please have your license plate number handy so that your ticket information can be verified.
If you would like to file to appeal your parking ticket, you may do so using our online portal here: https://www.tocite.net/cityofithaca/portal If you need to get in touch with the Parking Violations Bureau call (607) 274-6581. Please have your license plate number handy so that your ticket information can be verified.
Parking tickets not paid or appealed within 20 days of issuance accrue a late payment penalty of $15 in addition to the fine. Also, failure to pay or respond to parking tickets may result in certification as a scofflaw with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and prevent the renewal or transferring of the vehicle registration. If more than five tickets remain unpaid, the vehicle to which the tickets were issued may be impounded.
Parking Violations and Fee Schedule
The City Chamberlain's Office DOES NOT accept payments for tickets issued for moving violations within the city. City-issued moving violations are payable at:
118 E. Clinton St.
Ithaca, NY 14850