Pay a Parking Citation

Metered parking is located throughout the coast along Route 1A from Hampton to Rye. Most spots are managed by multi-space pay stations with the exception of North Beach where there is a mixture of traditional coin operated meter heads and the multi-space pay stations. Spots managed by multi-space pay stations require a receipt to be posted on the dashboard of your vehicle. 

Our Payment Portal is currently under construction and cannot accept credit cards at this time. If you wish to make a credit card payment, you may do so by calling 603-271-3556 option 2.

Seacoast Parking Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: In order to allow for full administrative review of an appeal, appeals MUST be received prior to receiving payment. If payment is received prior to an appeal, an appeal will not be accepted. Once the citation is placed on appeal, the current balance is placed on hold and no additional fees are assessed until a determination is made. If the appeal is denied, an email will be sent to indicate when payment must be received before additional fees are assessed.

North Beach Parking Regulations: The following parking regulations have been put into effect by Hampton Police Department for the State's metered spots along the sea wall on Ocean Boulevard from 6th Street to 19th Street:

  • No parking after 10pm
  • No idling vehicles
  • Head-in parking only


Meters are in operation from 8am – midnight seven days a week (including holidays). 


  • $1.00 per hour from April 1st through April 30th and October 1st through October 31st.
  • $2.00 per hour from May 1st through October 1st

Using the Multi-Space Pay Station

The multi-space pay stations are located at cross walks, near beach entrances, or on the east side of the center lots. Signs indicating to “Pay Meter Here” are posted above the pay station. The pay stations accept cash and coins as well as credit and debit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover). Payment may be made at any pay-station; however the receipt must be placed face-up on the dash of your vehicle.

Pay Station Instructions ($2 minimum for credit cards):
  1. Press the green button
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
*The cancel button will cancel your transaction.

Using Coin-Operated Meter Heads:

Spaces with coin-operated meter heads are located at North Beach in Hampton. You can pay the coin-operated meter with quarters or you can pay using a near by pay-station and place your receipt on the dash of your vehicle.


Parking citations will be issued for the violations listed below:
Warning Citation $0.00 Motorcycle Parking Only $25.00 
Expired Meter $25.00 Length Limit $25.00
No Receipt Displayed $25.00 Parked in Roadway $25.00 
Receipt Face Down/Unreadable  $25.00 Other (See Comment) $25.00 
No Parking Area $25.00 Parked at Fire Plug $50.00
White Line Violation  $25.00  Handicapped Placard Unreadable  $25.00 
Crosswalk  $25.00 Handicapped Space Only $250.00 
Parking - Police Only  $25.00     

Citation payments must be received no more than 20 days from the issue date to avoid late fees. Payments may be made in person, online or through the mail in the envelope provided with the citation.  NOTE: When sending payment through mail, the citation number must be provided to ensure accurate processing of payment.
In Person: Mail: Online:
180 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH
State of New Hampshire
Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 9602
Manchester, NH  03108-9602
Click here to pay

Late Fees:

Late fees will be assessed on ALL outstanding balances. Payments must be received no later than:
Fee Date Assessed Amount added to outstanding balance
#1 Day 21 $25.00
#2 Day 41 $25.00
#3  Day 61  $25.00

If there is still an outstanding balance after 85 days, your account may be turned over to a collection agency.


If you feel you have received a parking citation in error or have some reason why the citation should be voided, complete our online citation appeal form here. All appeals must be received within 60 days of issue date for consideration. Verbal appeals will not be accepted.

Please note that the reasons listed below are not acceptable grounds for approving an appeal:
  • Just there a short time
  • Parked in the same area and did not receive a ticket before
  • Time constraints (Only a minute late)
  • Did not intend to do it
  • Someone else was using my vehicle
  • Did not see the sign
  • Did not know about the seacoast parking regulations
  • Vehicle was unattended, not parked
  • No one else received a ticket
  • Lack of a valid parking space
  • Lack of a convenient parking space
  • Lack of funds or credit card
  • The fine amount is too high
Please change the last paragraph to read: “Your appeal will receive an administrative review provided all required information is submitted.  Appeals are reviewed in the order in which they are received. You will be notified by mail or email of the appeal determination. If the citation is deemed valid, you will be given an additional 20 days from the date of determination before additional late fees are assessed.  Remember: Payment must be received within 20 days from the determination date to avoid late fees. 

For more information, visit Seacoast Parking Frequently Asked Questions.