Enforcement Hours

On-Street parking is enforced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Parking lots are monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The City utilizes electronic license plate readers to assure fair and equitable parking. If you require longer term parking, please use the parking lots identified with the letter "P." If you park in the downtown area daily there are a number of off-street parking lots that are available for longer-term free parking or use as permit parking.

Parking Tickets for Exceeding Time Limits


The City has instituted a graduated fine schedule for parking tickets issued for exceeding the posted time limit in the downtown. The parking fine is based on the number of repeat offenses in a rolling 12-month period.
Number of Tickets
Fine
1st
$5
2nd and 3rd
$10 each
4th and 5th
$20 each
6th through 9th
$30 each
10th through 14th
$50 each
15th through 19th
$75 each
20th or more
$100 each

Late Fees


There are penalties for late payment of parking citations. These penalties can be avoided by timely payment of tickets at the initial fine level. If the original fine is less than $50 the following additional penalties shall be assessed if tickets are left unpaid:
When Paid
Total Cumulative Fine
If fine is paid after the fine due date but prior to the first hearing date. Original fine plus $15
If fine is paid after the first hearing date but prior to the second hearing date. Original fine plus $55
If fine is paid after second hearing. Original fine plus $105
If the original fine is $50 or more the following additional penalties shall be assessed if tickets are left unpaid:
When Paid Total Cumulative Fine
If fine is paid after the fine due date but prior to the first hearing date. Original fine plus $25
If fine is paid after the first hearing date but prior to the second hearing date.
Original fine plus $75
If fine is paid after second hearing. Original fine plus $135

Paying Your Ticket


You may pay a parking ticket in person with cash, check or money order; or by mail with a check or money order at:
Motor Vehicle Parking Division
44 E Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507

The office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. however an external payment box is also available at the same address if you wish to drop off your payment after hours. Please be advised that payment must be received by the due date or hearing date, to avoid further penalties.

Contesting a Ticket


You may contest the validity of a parking ticket by appearing at an Administrative Hearing in person or by written appeal every Friday at 1 p.m. in the City of Aurora Council Chambers, 2nd floor, City Hall.