Parking Violations

On November 20, 2006, the City of Stow opened its' first Parking Violations Bureau (PVB). The mission of the PVB is to effectively administer the State of Ohio and City of Stow parking laws in a fair and equitable manner to all.

General Questions

General questions about the parking ordinances or complaints about a specific parking issue should be directed to a policeNo Parking Sign officer by calling the Police Department non-emergency number 330-689-5700.

Fine or Citation Questions

Questions regarding the payment of a parking fine, contesting a citation or other matters arising after a citation has been issued should be directed to the Records Division at 330-689-5790, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays) 8 am to 4:30 pm.


The fines for parking violations are listed on the reverse side of the parking citation. All citations must be answered to within 15 days of the violation by either paying the fine or contesting the citation. The reverse side of the violation notice has information on how to appeal the citation by completing the required form. The PVB is not allowed to hear appeals by telephone.

Failing to answer the citation within fifteen days of the citation will result in a late fee of $50 per violation. After thirty days, the unanswered citation will enter default status which will result in additional fines and costs.

By law, the Police Department is authorized to pursue non-payment of fines through immobilization/impoundment of the motor vehicle, civil court action, a collection bureau process, and a block on the renewal registration of all motor vehicles registered to the violator.


Payments for parking violations can be mailed to:

Stow Police Department
3800 Darrow Road
Stow, OH 44224

Payment may also be made at the Stow Police Department Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Only cash, personal checks and money orders are accepted. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the City of Stow. Please note the citation number on the check for credit to the proper account.

Parking Citation Reply Form (PDF)

For questions regarding parking citations please contact the Records Division at 330-689-5790.