Parking Violations

The following is a list of common year-round parking violations. Each violation carries a $25.00 fine with a $10.00 late fee assessed after 96 hours with the exception of handicapped violations and City right-of-way violations.

  • 28.1801 - Parking Against Traffic / Not Within 12" from Curb
  • 257.676b - Obstructing Traffic
  • 257.6741a - Parking on a Sidewalk
  • 257.6741b - Blocking a Driveway
  • 257.6741d - Parking Within 15' of a Hydrant
  • 257.6741e - Parking on a Crosswalk
  • 257.6741f - Parking Within 20' of a Crosswalk / Within 15' of an Intersection
  • 257.6741g - Parking Within 30' of a Traffic Sign or Signal
  • 257.6741n - No Parking Zone Violation (Signed)
  • 257.6741s - Handicapped Zone Violation*
  • 692.03l - City Right-of-Way Violation**

*Carries a fine of $100.00 with a $30.00 late fee after 96 hours
**Carries a fine of $50.00 with a $15.00 late fee after 96 hours

Winter Overnight Parking

From November 1st to April 30th each year, a winter parking ban (Overnight Parking) is in effect for the City of Negaunee between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am. This violation carries a fine of $50.00 with a $15.00 late fee being assessed after 96 hours.

During the ban hours you may NOT park your vehicle:

On any City street, or
In any City alley, or
In any City-maintained parking lot, or
In any City-owned/leased parking lot, or
On any City-maintained sidewalk

Responsible Party

Because parked vehicles are left unattended, the registered owner of a vehicle in violation will be held responsible for paying fines incurred.

Payment Information

Fines for parking violations may be remitted via the US Postal Service in the payment envelope placed on your windshield (don't forget the stamp!), in person at the Negaunee Police Department, or by dropping the payment envelope in the silver Utility Payment box located in front of the Negaunee Library near the mailboxes. We do not recommend paying with cash unless you are paying in person. Personal checks and cashier's checks are more appropriate when paying via mail. We are not able to accept credit/debit card payments.

**Note** Partial payments cannot be accepted for any parking violation. Payments received which are less than the fine (plus applicable late fees) assessed will be returned. Payment in full is still required within thirty (30) days from the issue date of the parking violation notice to prevent court involvement.

Unpaid Parking Violations

If fines are not paid within 7-10 days, a reminder letter will be mailed to the registered owner's address on record with the Secretary of State.

If fines are not paid after thirty (30) days, the registered owner of the vehicle will be issued a standard traffic citation for the violation and the matter will be turned over to the 96th District Court for further action, which could include additional fines and/or suspension of driving privileges. Failure to respond to the court could result in a Bench Warrant being issued for your arrest.

Requesting a Hearing

If a court hearing is desired, the registered owner of the vehicle must come to the Negaunee Police Department with identification to make this request. The reason for this is the vehicle owner is ultimately responsible for the parking violation and should be kept informed of all matters involving them. If you reside outside of Marquette County or have a legitimate/acceptable reason for being unable to appear in person, please contact the department at 906-475-4154 as exceptions may be made.

If you have questions about a parking violation notice you've already received please call 906-475-4154.

If you have questions about parking violations in general, please call 906-475-4154 or email your question to the Chief of Police.