The City of Manitou Springs puts a great deal of information in place to help its visitors understand our local regulations. Common infractions/fines are expressed below.
IMPORTANT: An "offense" is considered as a 2-hour increment or occurrence of a parking violation. Each two hour period the same violation is in place constitutes a new and separate violation. For example, if a person has an expired meter for 4 hours, that totals to a $105 citation [first offense - ie first two hours ($35) + second offense - ie hours 3 & 4 ($70)].
|Infraction/Fine||Amount (for first offense)||Amount (for second offense)||Amount [for third + offense(s)]|
|Non-payment or Expired Meter (Downtown)||$35||$70||$105|
|Non-payment or Expired Meter (Barr Trail)||$35||$70||$105|
|Parking in a Yellow Zone||$35||$70||$105|
|Non-compliant use of Center Lane||$45||$45||$45|
|Parking in a Residential Permit Area||$70||$100||$150|
|ADA Parking Without Placard||$150||$250||$499|
|Fire Lane/Hydrant Parking||$150||$250||$499|
Please note there is a $10 late fee for any fines paid more than 30 days past the ticket date.
For more information, and to view all of our fines/fees, please visit our Fee Schedule.
How to Pay a Citation
You can pay for a citation online, in person, or by phone.
Manitou Springs Parking Portal
Effective May 1, 2023 the Parking Office will be located at 202. Manitou Ave. (Pool & Fitness Center). To obtain permits or pay a citation, you may visit this temporary location, or complete these tasks online at our Parking Portal.
Manitou Springs Police Department Lobby Drop Box; 606 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs CO, 80829 (check or money order only)
Send to 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Please, you must include ticket number on the front of the check or money order.
Make payable to: Manitou Springs Parking
How to Contest a Citation
Appeals can be submitted 24/7 within 30 days of the date the ticket was issued at our Manitou Springs Parking Portal or at the kiosk in the Police Department Lobby: 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Please note, appeals cannot be processed by parking personnel.