- Who is the Director of Public Works?
- How do I pay a parking ticket?
- What is the goal of Parking Enforcement?
- What can you tell me about parking for persons with disabilities?
- Why did I get a ticket?
- What are the fines in Little Rock?
- What can happen if I fail to pay the fine or appear in court?
- If I have any other questions, who may I contact?
1. Who is the Director of Public Works?
Steve Beck, P.E. is Director of the Little Rock Public Works Department. He may be contacted at (501) 371-4475.
2. How do I pay a parking ticket?
You can pay:
- In person at the Municipal Court Building , 600 West Markham Street, Little Rock.
- By mail, using the envelope provided, or mailing the ticket to:
Municipal Court Building
600 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
You may send a check, money order, or traveler's check. Please note the citation number on the check. Please do not send cash.
3. What is the goal of Parking Enforcement?
Parking Enforcement's goal is to help ensure the efficient and safe movement of daily traffic in downtown Little Rock while balancing the competing demands for limited parking spaces between downtown employees, shoppers and visitors to our City. Parking Enforcement is tasked with enforcement of Chapter 32 of the Little Rock City Code.
4. What can you tell me about parking for persons with disabilities?
Parking spaces for persons with disabilities have been located in the downtown area. These spaces have been designated with signs for visibility and convenience. Vehicles that are parked in a designated space must display the proper license plate or placard. Application for handicapped placards may be obtained at any office of the State Department of Revenue. Ask for Form 10336, which is the submitted to the requestor's physician who will determine the requestor's eligibility.
5. Why did I get a ticket?
Nobody likes to get parking tickets, especially if we think we're obeying the signs, time limits, etc. Here are a few common violations that you may or may not know about.
- Manner of parking. A ticket may be issued for:
- Parking more than eighteen (18) inches away from the curb.
- Parking on the wrong side of the street facing traffic.
- Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited. A ticket may be issued for parking:
- On a sidewalk.
- Within five (5) feet of a driveway.
- Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
- In a crosswalk or within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk.
- Within twenty (20) feet of the entrance to a fire station.
- Within ten (10) feet of a mailbox.
- Obstructing traffic. A ticket may be issued to anyone parking in any manner that blocks the street leaving less than ten (10) feet of roadway available for motorists.
- Parking in alleys. Only commercial vehicles may park in an alley, and then only for loading and unloading. The commercial vehicle must be marked with permanent signage.
- Parking for certain purposes prohibited. A ticket may be issued for displaying your car for sale, or repairing or washing you car, on the street.
- Fire Lanes. You cannot park in a designated fire lane.
- Unattended motor vehicle. You cannot leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
- Loading Zones. Only commercial vehicles may use loading zones, and then only for loading or unloading.
- Parking meter spaces. A ticket may be issued if you park - in manner that occupies more than one (1) metered space, or if you park in a manner such that the vehicle protrudes beyond the markings designating the parking space.
- Meter time limits.
- A ticket may be issued for an expired meter.
- A ticket may be issued for parking in a metered space beyond the time limit designated on the meter; i.e. you may be ticketed if you remain at a one (1)-hour meter longer than one (1)-hour even if you have time remaining on the meter or deposit additional coins (a process commonly referred to as "meter feeding").
6. What are the fines in Little Rock?
Overtime Parking at a Meter:
- $10.00, if paid within twenty-one (21) days.
- $50.00 after twenty-one (21) days.
- $30.00 if paid within twenty-one (21) days.
- $45.00 after twenty-one (21) days.
Parking in a Handicap Zone With No Handicap Placard:
7. What can happen if I fail to pay the fine or appear in court?
The following actions may occur:
- A warrant issued for your arrest.
- Your vehicle being immobilized.
- Suspension of your drivers license.
- Suspension of the vehicle tags.
- A combination of any or all of the above.
8. If I have any other questions, who may I contact?
You may call Parking Enforcement at (501) 371-4528.