Parking citation payment centralized, payable online

UPDATED INFORMATION: Parking tickets can now be paid online at

COVINGTON - All parking tickets can be paid at Midtown Garage, 501 Scott Boulevard, across from the Kenton County Library on Scott Street, effective late July.


By late July, all in-person parking citation payments will be centralized at the ABM office inside of Midtown Garage, (859) 431-7049. 


Tickets will also be able to be paid online at at a date to be determined. Work is underway to allow online payments. City and ABM staff members expect the on-line payment option should be available July 15.


These change are being made as an effort to improve efficiency and lessen confusion. this new process is pending a few remaining items to be completed.


Currently, citations issued by Covington Police are paid at the Finance window in City Hall, while tickets issued by ABM, the third party provider hired to manage the City's parking systems, are paid at the Midtown location.  Ticket recipients have the option of paying in person or mailing in their payment.


The ability to pay tickets at City Hall will not be an option after the new system is implemented.


New technology has also been adopted to make the process more efficient. Instead of manually-written carbon copy tickets, the Covington Police Department will now be utilizing two new handheld devices to issue citations.  These devices will allow photos to be taken of the parking offense, track multiple offenders more easily, and run reports for various offenses.  When issuing a citation, the officer will be notified if the vehicle has several outstanding tickets so the car can be booted immediately. 


This change will drastically reduce the amount of paper processing in the City Finance Department. It reduces the number of copies written and prevents Finance personnel from having to manually enter ticket information into a ticketing system or to collect payments at the City Hall window.   The Police Department will continue to have outstanding ticket information available in officers' License Plate Readers in police patrol cars.


If you have any questions, please contact Mike Yeager, 859 292 2153 or email him at