PARKING TICKETS / violATIONS
If you receive a parking ticket in Breckenridge, you can pay for it through the following options:
PAY IN PERSON: at the Breck Park Office located at 311 S. Main Street - Unit 204, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (Google Map)
PAY ONLINE - Town of Breckenridge Lots:
PAY ONLINE - Peak 9 (Beaver Run), Stables, Gold Rush, Lot B or C, Main Street Station, The Village, 311 N Main Street, Starbucks, North Gondola:
MAIL A CHECK: to Breck Park, PO Box 7369, Breckenridge, CO 80424
*A $30 late fee is added if a citation is not paid within 10 days.
As the Town of Breckenridge's parking operator, Breck Park has been granted the authority to issue violations and collect citation fines on behalf of the Town of Breckenridge.
APPEALING A PARKING TICKET
If you were issued a parking ticket by the Breck Park and would like to dispute it, your dispute must be made in writing within 10 days of the ticket date.
Disputes will not be handled in person or over the phone.*
You may request the matter be set for trial before the Breckenridge Municipal Court if you disagree with the outcome of the written appeal process.
General reasons that violations won't be dismissed:
Below are some commonly listed reasons given for violating parking regulations. While these reasons may seem valid to the violator, they do not address Town of Breckenridge Ordinances. These reasons generally will not result in the violations being dismissed, or the violator being successful on appeal.
No errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking. A short errand is a very common excuse. It is not a valid reason for illegal parking.
"I was late for business or personal appointment"
Being late does not permit the driver the privilege of parking illegally.
"There was no other place to park"
It is driver’s responsibility to locate legal parking.
"I didn't see the sign" or "I didn't understand the sign"
Drivers are required to look for signs when parking. Saying that you did not see a sign preventing parking is not an acceptable excuse.
"Only part of my car was illegally parked"
A violation is not based on a certain percentage of the vehicle being illegally parked. If part of the vehicle extends into a restricted area, the violation is the same as if the entire vehicle encroached.
"I left someone in the car"
"I left my parking lights on (or blinking)"
"I left a note on the car as to my whereabouts"
"I left the motor running"
The purpose of parking regulations is to restrict vehicles from certain places. The presence of a passenger, a note or blinking lights does not satisfy this purpose and does not constitute a valid reason to dismiss a violation.
"It was only a few minutes"
This explanation is one of the most common claims. Even if true, parking in a prohibited area is still a violation.
"Nobody else got a ticket"
Sometimes this excuse is raised as discriminatory enforcement. The officer may have had to leave the area before checking all the vehicles, however, a parking citation stands on its own.
"Someone else had my car; I wasn't even driving it"
The registered owner has joint responsibility with the person driving his or her car. Unless it can be shown by the registered owner that the car was driven without permission, the registered owner, renter or lessee is responsible for a parking citation.
"The violation was not enforced in the past"
This normally is not the case, however, inadequate staffing or other priorities may give rise to violations not being enforced continually; however, apparent failure to enforce parking laws does not constitute a valid excuse for illegal parking.
"I've done it for years" or "Everybody else does it"
This is never a valid excuse for illegally parking. Nobody should be rewarded for getting away with prior violations.
"Meter or Passport Parking App is not working"
Breck Park offers four different ways to pay for parking: Meter, Passport Parking App, ppprk.com, and call in at 833-992-7325. It is the parker's responsibility to utilize one of the other parking payment options if one method is not working correctly.
*If you received a violation at the following lots, use this payment link: 311 N Main Street, Bank of the West, City Market, Gold Rush, Lot B or C, Main Street Station, North Gondola, Peak 9 (Beaver Run), South Gondola, Stables, Starbucks, and The Village.
PAY OR DISPUTE TICKET ONLINE:
TOWING and IMPOUND
Failing to pay parking violations, blocking traffic or not adhering to regulations will result in your vehicle being impounded. To retrieve an impounded vehicle please contact Breck Park.