City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Parking Tickets

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

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

Tickets may also be paid at any of the following locations:

  • Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • By Mail addressed to Parking Cashier, Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
  • In the Drop Box on the east side of the Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames
  • In the Campustown Drop Box located in the 200 block of Welch Avenue, Ames

If you have questions regarding 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 Ames Chief of Police.  Email or  Contact by telephone at Police Administration 515-239-5130.


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