Paying a Parking Ticket
The Town of Upper Marlboro Police Department issues Town and State citations. The County Police and Parking Authority also issue citations, which are separate from the Town of Upper Marlboro. To pay a County citation online or via mail or telephone, visit the County Web site. State citations must be paid directly to the State, whether they were issued by Town, County or State police.
The fine for Town citations double if payment has not been postmarked or paid within 15 days of issuance. The total fine will double again in another 15 days if still not paid. After 45 days, the vehicle registration on the citation is eligible to be “flagged” with the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA).
When a vehicle is flagged, it means that your tags cannot be renewed until the total fine has been paid. The Town charges a $10 flagging fee, in addition to the MVA’s $30 associated flag fee (which must be paid separately and directly to the MVA). The MVA will not accept payments for a Town flagging fee or citation fine.
If you have received a Town of Upper Marlboro citation and would like to request a trial date, you must submit the trial request coupon that is at the bottom of the ticket within 15 days of issuance. Tear off the bottom portion at perforation, fill out the name of the person who will be appearing at court and the address that person can be notified by mail. Mail to: Town of Upper Marlboro P.O. Box 280, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773, or, deliver in person to the Town Hall at: 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
The Town will accept the POSTMARK date on the outside of the envelope as the official date of trial request. Trial requests made after 15 days cannot be processed by this office.
The District Court will mail you a court date within 3 weeks. If you haven’t received a court date within 3 weeks, please contact the Town Hall at 301-627-6905. Failure to appear (or pay) at your requested trial date will be considered a withdrawal of the trial request by this office, and the citation will be subject to the doubling/flagging schedule initially established by the original issuance date.
The Town accepts credit card payments over the phone or in person at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. The Town also accepts in-person payments with check, money order or cash. Citations can be paid via mail with a check or money order. The Town accepts the postmark date as the payment date for mailed payments. There is a $25.00 returned check fee if the bank does not accept your check for any reason. Credit card payments are charged a 3.5% processing fee of the total amount due at time of payment.