The Dover Police Department has two full time civilians assigned to Parking Enforcement. The Parking Enforcement Unit contributes to the overall safety and security of the people of Dover by focusing on the Dover Police Department traffic safety priorities. This is achieved through various strategies including enforcement, visibility, public awareness and education programs.

Specifically the Unit is charged with:

  • Assisting with the safe and orderly flow of traffic;
  • Responding to the public and private parking concerns of the community.
  • Regulating parking through the equitable and discretionary application of by-laws.
  • Assisting at special events, ensuring the safe and unobstructed movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Fostering crime prevention by providing a radio equipped, highly visible, uniformed presence in our communities.
  • Performing such duties as may be directed by the Chief of Police.


  • Fines for Dover City Ordinance violations are paid at the police department. We accept payments in the following methods:
    1. Pay by Mail
      Mail in your fine in the envelope provided with summons. Please do not mail cash! Incorrect payment amounts will be returned.
    2. Pay in Person
      Our Records Unit is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. You may appear in person to pay your fine and obtain a receipt during these hours. For your convenience, we have a secure drop box in our lobby for after-hours payments. When using the drop box, please refer to the instructions posted for proper credit to your
    3. Pay by Phone
      For your convenience, you may pay your fine by phone using Visa or MasterCard. Contact the Records Unit during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:00PM) at 302-736-7105.

    The Dover Police Department does not accept payments for:
    Uniform Traffic Complaint/Summons
    Red Light Camera violations
    Please refer to the applicable documentation for these violations for payment instructions.

Collection Policy

To pay additional charges equal to the cost of collection including agency fees, attorney’s fees, and court costs if this or any other account held with the City is placed in the hands of any agency or attorney for collection or legal action because of default in payment of any amount due. The City may report information regarding payment history and account status to credit bureaus, any other purpose deemed necessary to provide and seek payment of services.

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