Parking Tickets


Pay City of Ames Tickets On-Line - tickets will appear the following business day after 8 a.m.

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If the amount due listed on our web site does not match the amount printed on your ticket,
please contact the Parking Cashier at 515-239-5283.

Pay Outstanding City of Ames Parking Tickets

 (Unavailable daily between 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm for nightly processing)

Tickets may also be paid

  • At City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; or
  • By mail to Parking Cashier, City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010; or
  • In the drop box on the east side of City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames; or
  • In the Campustown drop box located in the 200 block of Welch Avenue

If You Have Questions

If you have questions about the amount owed or payment options, email: or contact by telephone at 515-239-5283. The following information will be needed to review tickets and outstanding balances:

  • License Plate Number and State,
  • Ticket Number
  • Name and Address.

Parking tickets may be appealed through the office of the Chief of Police. Email or  Contact by telephone at 515-239-5133 - Police Desk or 515-239-5130 - Administration.


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