To pay in person or by mail, make payment payable and deliver/send to:
The Downtown Development Authority for the City of Flint
502 Church Street
Flint, MI 48502 [ view map ]
When paying citations by mail, please allow 3-5 days to ensure that your payment is received on time. Tickets are deemed paid when they are received at The Downtown Development Authority for the City of Flint - Parking Violations Bureau Office.
You may appeal a citation by calling our office or through the online portal. Written letters and supporting documentation will only be accepted after the open appeal is saved in the system.
Required Information: Name, Citation Number, Citation Issue Date, License Plate Number, Contact Phone Number and Address or Email Address where appeal information should be sent.
An appeal number will be provided once the appeal is submitted.
If additional information is requested, it can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or added through the online portal. Please reference your appeal number when emailing supporting information.
You have 15 days from the citation issue date to appeal the citation.
Appeals are resolved Thursday mornings for both Level 1 and Level 2 appeals.
Citation fines are frozen when placed on an open appeal, and will not escalate or accumulate additional fines until after a judgment is made.
For denied appeals, citations will resume normal escalations 3 days after the judgment date.
Level 1 - You must call our office and request an appeal or appeal through the online portal. The appeal must be submitted within 15 days of issuance.
Level 2 - If you wish to re-appeal, you must call our office and request an escalation to Level 2 no more than 10 days after the Level 1 judgment.
Level 3 - You must call our office to request transfer to the Magistrate at the 67th District Court no more than 10 days after the Level 2 judgment or within 15 days of the citation issue date. Information will be gathered and used to fill out the required paperwork. You must provide a copy of your driver's license. The 67th District Court will notify you of your hearing date.
100.03 Authority re disposition of violations.
100.04 Rights of alleged violators
100.05 Traffic citations; notices of violations.
100.06 Civil fines.
100.01 - ESTABLISHMENT; SUPERVISION BY CITY OF FLINT DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Pursuant to Section 8395(2) of the Revised Judicature Act, as added by Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1968, as amended (MCL 600.8395(2)), there is hereby established in and for the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority a Parking Violations Bureau for the purpose of handling alleged parking violations in the City of Flint downtown. The Bureau shall be under the supervision and control of the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority.
100.02 - OFFICE; ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION BY CITY OF FLINT DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
The Parking Violations Bureau shall be located at the offices of the City of Flint Downtown Authority which shall also administer the Parking Violations Bureau.
100.03 - AUTHORITY RE DISPOSITION OF VIOLATIONS.
No violation that is not scheduled in Section 100.06 shall be disposed of by the Parking Violations Bureau. The fact that a violation is scheduled shall not entitle the alleged violator to disposition of the violation at the Bureau. In any case, the person in charge of the Bureau may refuse to dispose of such violation, in which case any person having knowledge of the facts may make a sworn complaint before any court having jurisdiction of the offense as provided by law.
100.04 - RIGHTS OF ALLEGED VIOLATORS.
No violation may be settled at the Parking Violations Bureau except at the specific request of the alleged violator. No penalty for any violation shall be accepted from any person who denies having committed the offense. In no case shall the person who denies having committed the offense or the person who is in charge of the Bureau determine or attempt to determine the truth or falsity of any fact or matter relating to such alleged violation. No person shall be required to dispose of a parking violation at the Bureau. Any person shall be entitled to have such violation processed before a court having jurisdiction thereof if he or she so desires. The unwillingness of any person to dispose of any violation at the Bureau shall not prejudice him or her or in any way diminish the rights, privileges and protection accorded to him or her by law.
100.05 - TRAFFIC CITATIONS; NOTICES OF VIOLATIONS.
The issuance of a traffic citation by a qualified person duly authorized to issue such a notice by ordinance or directive of the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority, shall be deemed an allegation of a parking violation. Such traffic citation or notice of violation shall indicate the length of time in which the person to whom the same was issued must respond before the Parking Violations Bureau. It shall also indicate the address of the Bureau, the hours during which the Bureau is open and the amount of the penalty scheduled for the offense for which the ticket was issued, and it shall advise that a warrant for the arrest of the person to whom the ticket was issued will be sought if such person fails to respond within the time limit
100.06 - CIVIL FINES.
The Parking Violations Bureau or qualified person duly authorized to issue such a notice by ordinance or directive of the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority may issue notices of violations and dispose of the all offenses and civil fines as allowed under City of Flint Code, Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, Michigan Uniform Traffic Code and any and all other law, ordinance, rule and regulation. Violations shall be considered civil infractions. Response to the citation must be made by requesting a court appearance within 15 calendar days of the date of issue of the citation or by payment of the citation. In addition, the Parking Violations Bureau may have citations issued for those violations and transfer these matters to the District Court. The District Court shall then establish the civil fine for the offense, up to the maximum allowed by law. The Bureau may extend these time limits in its discretion. At the discretion of the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority, parking violations not paid within ninety days after the issuance of the notice of violation may be transferred to a collection agency and administrative cost may be added.
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