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)].

Parking Citations
Infraction/FineAmount (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

In person

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)

By Mail

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.