Citation Payments and Vehicle Immobilizations or Impoundments
General Parking Information
Contesting a Parking Citation
The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances, provides for waiving of the fee for the following reasons only:
- Malfunctioning meter;
- Valid and verifiable emergencies;
- Government employees on verified official business in a Government owned vehicle (when initially legally parked);
- City volunteers detained due to verified volunteer duties; and
- Error in issuance of citation when an affidavit is filed.
**No other exceptions provided by city ordinance**
To contest a citation online, visit https://gainesvillecitations.rmcpay.com/
If the online system is not operational, or you prefer to complete a hard copy, please click on either link to download a copy of the required Affidavit of Explanation for Notice of Parking Violation Form in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF. The instructions/addresses for filing the completed form can be found on page 2 of both versions of the Affidavit of Explanation.
PDF - Affidavit of Explanation for Notice of Parking Violation Form
Word - Affidavit of Explanation for Notice of Parking Violation Form
The form is also available in the lobby of the Gainesville Police Department’s Administration Building located at 545 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601. The form must be submitted within 7 calendar days of issuance of the citation.
The 7 day response period includes weekends and holidays.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.
Gainesville Police Department - 413 NW 8th Ave Gainesville, FL 32601 - (352) 393-7500