Parking Enforcement

Downtown Burlington is patrolled by civilian parking officers Monday-Friday to ensure fair and equitable parking opportunities for downtown patrons, employees, and visitors.

three ways to pay civil penalties:

There are three different ways to to pay traffic citations:
  • The citation is an envelope that can be mailed.
  • You can pay in person at city hall, which is located at 237 W. Maple Ave.
  • The citation can be dropped in the red mailbox located inside the police department.

Violations and Fines:

Violation Fine
Handicap parking, exit obstructions $100.00
Noise ordinance, fire lane parking, fire permit ordinance, smoking ordinance, cruising ordinance, animal control ordinance, zoning ordinace $50.00
Skating/ skateboards, residential parking $25.00
Overtime parking, double parking, after hours parking, 12 inches from curb, within 20 feet of corner, within 15 feet of hydrant, loading zone, non-parking space, blocking driveway, left-side to curb, blocking sidewalk, backed to curb $10.00

If payment for violation is not made within 10 days, a penalty charge will be added. The charge is an additional $20.00 on fees of $10.00; $25.00 on fees of $25.00 or $50.00; and $50.00 on fees of $100.00.

Contact Us:

Traffic Division:

(336) 229-3153

Pay Citations:

(336) 222-5120

City Hall: 

237 W. Maple Ave.

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  1. Sec. 10, 22, 40, 103
  2. Sec. 119
  3. Sec. 121, 135, 141, 161
  4. Sec. 144
  5. Sec. 146
  6. Sec. 151
  7. Sec. 154
  8. Sec. 155
  9. Sec. 163

Burlington Traffic Codes

  • Sec. 36-10 - Use of roller skates, skateboards, etc. restricted: No person upon roller skates, skateboard, or riding in, or by means of, and coaster, toy vehicle or similar device, shall go upon any roadway, unless it be while crossing a street at a crosswalk or intersection
  • Sec. 36-22 - Clinging to motor vehicles: No person riding upon any motorcycle, bicycle, coaster, sled, roller skates, or any other toy vehicle, shall attach the same or himself to any public conveyance or moving vehicle upon any roadway.
  • Sec. 36-40 - Notice on illegally parked vehicle: Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked or stopped in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by ordinance of this city or by state law, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and he shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a notice of violation, on a form provided by the chief of police, for the driver to pay the civil penalty within ten (10) days during the hours and at the place specified in the notice.
  • Sec. 36-103 - Driving in school zones/ stopping for school guards mandatory: Whenever authorized signs are placed designating any street or part thereof as a school zone pursuant to section 36-89, drivers of vehicles using such street shall exercise the greatest care for the protection of children. All persons driving vehicles in school zones when a school crossing guard is on duty are required to stop at the direction of said school crossing guard when said direction of any said crossing guard is given for the purpose of assisting school children to safely cross any said street. Those persons not stopping at the direction of any school crossing guards shall be in violation of this ordinance and shall be subject to North Carolina General Statues, Section 14-4.