CITATIONS & PARKING VIOLATIONS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
If you have a citation issued by the City of Fairbanks, it will look like one of the following samples:
Sample #2 - City of Fairbanks Electronic Citation
Sample #3 - City of Fairbanks Citation
Locate the appropriate issuing agency on your citation. Detailed contact information for local ticketing agencies is listed in the table below.
|Golden Heart Parking Services (formerly Fairbanks Parking Authority)||Fairbanks Parking Garage
201 Lacey Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
|Alaska State Troopers
UAF Police Department
Fairbanks International Airport Police
City of North Pole
101 Lacey Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
|Ft. Wainwright Military Police
Eielson AFB Military Police
101 12th Avenue, Ste 332
Fairbanks, AK 99701
If your citation is marked correctable, you have an opportunity to show proof of insurance or correct the defect within 30 days of issuance of the citation. If you are unable to correct the citation within 30 days, you must request an extension at the City Clerk’s Office prior to your due date.
For insurance-related violations, you must present a copy of your citation and proof that the vehicle was insured at the time of the offense to the City Attorney’s Office, 800 Cushman Street. When your citation has been marked corrected, return the corrected copy to the City Clerk’s Office.
For equipment violations, you must bring a copy of your citation and the modified vehicle to the Fairbanks Police Department for inspection at 911 Cushman Street.
If you choose not to correct the defect, simply pay the total amount due on your citation at the City Clerk’s Office. If you do not pay or correct your citation, a default judgment will be entered against you for the maximum fine permitted by law and a $10 surcharge, plus $50 in court and collection costs.
You must appear in court at the Rabinowitz Courthouse, 101 Lacey Street, Fairbanks, at the arraignment date and time indicated on the citation. There are serious consequences for failure to respond to a citation. Questions about your rights or appearance in court should be directed to: Alaska Court System, (907) 452-9238 or http://courts.alaska.gov/.
Citations issued by the Fairbanks Police Department cannot be paid online at this time. You may:
1. Pay by telephone by calling the City Clerk’s Office, (907) 459-6702.
2. Pay by mail. Mail payments to the City of Fairbanks, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Checks and money orders are accepted, please DO NOT mail cash.
3. Drop-off payments in the secure drop box located just outside the south entrance of City Hall at 800 Cushman Street.
4. Pay in person at the City Clerk’s Office (cash, check, money order, VISA and MasterCard are accepted). Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The City Clerk’s Office may grant you an extension if contacted within 30 days of issuance of the citation. If you fail to pay or request an extension, a default judgment will be entered against you for the maximum fine permitted by law and a $10 surcharge, plus $50 in court and collection costs. In some cases, you may request that your full payment be assigned to your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office within 30 days of issuance of the citation for more information.
If you would like to request that your fine be converted to community work service (CWS), you must formally contest the ticket and ask the judge or magistrate to reduce your fine to CWS (see above information on contesting tickets).
Almost all uniform citations have mandatory points assigned in accordance with the schedule established by the State of Alaska. These points are applied against your license once you pay the citation, are found guilty of the offense, or fail to respond to the citation and a default judgment is entered against you. To find out how many points you have or how to reduce the points that have accumulated on your license, visit the State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website at http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/ or visit the DMV at 1979 Peger Road, Fairbanks, or call (907) 269-5551. The City does not regulate or administer accumulation of points. To determine how point deductions affect your insurance, contact your insurance company directly.