Parking Permits & Fines
Parking permits and fines are managed by ABM Parking Services.
There are three types of parking permits available: daily, monthly, and annual.
You can pay for a parking permit:
Visit ABM’s payment website
Visit the ABM Parking Services office at 211B Elm Street. ABM accepts cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
Parking tickets are issued by the Police and/or Parking Control Officers. Fines are based on the type of violation and increase in amount if they are not paid within 30 days and 60 days of issuance. To see a current listing of parking violations and the associated ordinances and fines, click here.
You can pay your parking ticket:
Visit ABM’s payment website
Send a check or money order along with the ticket in the envelope provided with the ticket to:
ABM Parking Services
211B Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
Visit the ABM Parking Services office at 211B Elm Street. We accept cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
Contest a Ticket
You can contest the validity of a Parking ticket but not the Fine amount. Tickets must be contested within 30 days of the ticket’s issue date, or within 14 days from the date of the second notice to avoid an increase to the fine.
All disputes and requests for a hearing must be done in writing. To request an in-person hearing, simply check the box on the back of the ticket or second notice and return it to ABM Parking Services, 211B Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61101. Upon receipt, the City will schedule you for the next available hearing date and will send notification of such hearing. When you appear at the hearing, please be sure to bring all supporting documentation with you.
To request a Mail hearing, simply check the box on the back of the ticket or second notice and return it with ALL supporting documentation to ABM Parking Services, 211B Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61101. Mail hearings take at least two months to process from the date we receive the dispute. You will be notified as to the Administrator’s ruling.
Examples of supporting documentation include but are not limited to: State Vehicle Registration, copy of bill of sale or trade-in paperwork, name and address of person you sold the car to and date of sale, copy of the handicap placard, and any other information you believe supports your case.
Tickets that have reached the Final Notice stage can no longer be disputed.
Please call 815-968-5294 with any questions about a ticket or the contesting process.
Did you Know?
Parking on the curb or on a driveway that blocks a sidewalk is a $20.00 parking violation.
Parking in the same spot on the street for 48 hours or more is a $20.00 parking violation.
Parking on the wrong side of the street is a $20.00 parking violation.
Parking on the wrong side of the street during the even / odd snow removal restrictions is a $50.00 parking violation.