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City of Charleston offers online feature for paying parking tickets

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

One out of every four parking tickets issued in Charleston never get paid.

Now, city officials are rolling out a new feature to change that and to make it easier for you to pay your tickets.

Charleston's Mayor Joe Riley announced that at the request of the city's residents and visitors, the City is rolling out a new online feature to make it easier for you to pay your parking ticket.

Each year, Charleston hands out 165,000 parking tickets.

The city makes $2.8 million annually from paid parking tickets. That money goes back to their general fund and also pays for the parking enforcement officers.

Now, 24 hours after you get a ticket, you can go online to pay your fine.

You can go to www.paycitation.charleston-sc.gov , plug in your citation number and a valid debit or credit card number and you're good to go.

City officials say this new feature is not only going to be more convenient for its residents but also may be beneficial to them. More people might actually start paying their tickets if it's a little easier to do so.

You can still pay your parking tickets over the phone, through the mail or at their office on Lockwood Boulevard in Downtown Charleston.

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