Parking Tickets

If you receive a parking citation, choose one of the options below to submit payment for your citation.

Payment of the violation or request to appeal the violation must be made within 10 business days of issuance.


Payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

To make a payment online, you will need your ticket/citation number and your vehicle's license plate number.

Pay Now

Payment Drop Box

You can pay your parking ticket at either of the Town of Wake Forest's secure and convenient drop boxes located in Town Hall's Brooks Street parking lot, 301 S. Brooks St., and at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. These drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Place payment and parking ticket (no cash) in a sealed envelope and deposit in the drop box location. Checks and money orders are accepted.

Payments received after 5 p.m. will be processed on the next business day. 

In Person

You can pay in person at Wake Forest Town Hall. Located at 301 S. Brooks St., Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for Town-observed holidays.

Acceptable payment methods include cash, check, money order, debit card, and credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.


Make check or money order payable to "Town of Wake Forest" (Do not mail cash).

Write the following information on the check or money order

  • Ticket number

  • License plate number

Mail payment and ticket in an envelope addressed to:

Wake Forest Town Hall
Parking Ticket Payment
301 South Brooks Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Appealing a Parking Citation/Ticket

Requests to appeal the parking violation must be made in-person at the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St.

You will be notified of the date and time the Parking Review Committee will hear the appeal.

Consider the following questions before determining to contest a parking ticket:

  • Was I unsure of the law before choosing to park in the spot?

  • Did I not see the signs in the area?

  • Did I park in a handicap space when I do not have a handicap placard/license plate?

  • Was I improperly parked in the handicap space, striped access area, over the line, or taking up more than one space?

  • Was my placard expired at the time of the citation?

  • Was I using someone else's handicap placard?

  • Did I forget to place my Vehicle registration Decal on my license plate?

Answering "yes" to any of these questions does not invalidate a parking citation. You must present your defense to the Parking Review Committee.  


Call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150. 



Police Headquarters
745 Merritt Capital Dr., Suite 113
Wake Forest NC, 27587

Helpful Links