Terms and Conditions of Service—Parking and Red Light Citations
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Welcome to the Baltimore County Government web site Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System. If you wish to use this system, you must accept these terms and conditions, without change. Your use of the Parking Violation Payment System, demonstrates your acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
This service is not being offered to children, but only to adults who utilize a credit card. If you are under the age of 18 years, you may only use this service with the participation of a parent or guardian.
Function of The Parking Violation Payment System and the Consequences of Using It
The Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System is designed as a payment mechanism for parking, red light and speed zone violations issued by Baltimore County Government. This is a service created for the convenience of the public. Payment of the violations will be construed as a waiver of important substantive rights, including the right to stand trial and any right you might otherwise have to contest the validity of the ticket or to contest the amount of applicable fines, fees, or penalties. Payment of a violation is conclusive evidence of guilt. If you dispute the validity or amount of the violation or if you have questions about the violation, you should not use the Parking and Automated Enforcement Payment System.
Late Fees and Penalties
Completion of a payment transaction is contingent upon both the authorization of payment by the applicable credit card company and receipt of your payment by Baltimore County. In the event your payment is not processed, your liability shall remain outstanding and unpaid. Late fees and applicable penalties will continue to accrue. We will credit your payment on the date we receive the electronic payment from your credit card company.
Fees for Service
If paying by credit card, you will be charged a convenience fee for this service. The convenience fee is included in the total charge for the transaction.
Use and Storage of Information
To process your payment, we will accept certain information from you. Your use of the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System constitutes your consent to our use of the information as described in this notice. Initially, we will collect information regarding the violation (violation number and amount of the fine) as well as your license tag information (optional). To complete the transaction, you will be required to provide your name, the name of the person paying the credit card; a daytime telephone number; and credit card identification, number, and expiration date. We also will ask for your address, a business telephone number, and an e-mail address, but you will not have to supply this information in order to complete the transaction.
No Baltimore County agency or employee will have access to the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violations Payment System electronic information other than the employees who maintain the administrative interface for the violations. The information will not be disclosed to other entities or third parties, except as required by law. It will not be used for any purpose other than to pay the violation fine.
We will collect IP addresses of persons who utilize this service for compilation purposes only, so that we may adjust and modify this program as the need arises. This information is not linked to personal identifying information.
Baltimore County is a governmental unit which is subject to the disclosure requirements of the Public Information Act. You should be aware that information regarding your ticket may be subject to disclosure under the Act. Financial information (such as card type and number) and personal identifying information (address, telephone numbers, etc.) are not public information. They should not be subject to disclosure under the Act.
In addition, Maryland law mandates that governmental units not create personal records unless the need for the information is clearly established and that personal records shall be relevant to the purposes for which they are collected, be accurate and current, and not be obtained by fraudulent means. When we request personal data from citizens, we must notify them regarding the purposes for which the information is collected; consequences to the citizen for refusing to provide the personal information; the citizen's right to inspect and correct personal records; whether the information is generally available for public inspection; and whether the information is made available to other entities.
Baltimore County uses Secure Socket Layering (SSL) to encrypt your personal credit information, including your credit card number, before it travels over the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for securing online transactions.
Protection of Intellectual Property
The text, images, logos, pictures, button icons, and images are the property of Baltimore County Government or its vendors and is protected by United States and International copyright laws. All software on this site is the property of the County or its software vendors and is protected by United States and International copyright laws. Use of this content by you, or anyone authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or by prior written consent of the Baltimore County Government. The County neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this site will not infringe rights of third parties.
The Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System is operated by the County on an 'as is', 'as available' basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind. We disclaim any and all representations and warranties with respect to this site and its contents, whether express, implied, or statutory. We disclaim any warranty that the information on the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System is accurate, complete, or current, or that it will operate without interruption or error.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall the County or any of its officers, agents, employees, vendors or suppliers be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the use of or inability to use the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System.
This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind (whether general, special, consequential, incidental, exemplary, or otherwise, including without limitation, loss of data, income or profits), whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, even if an authorized agent, employee, or vendor has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System or any content thereof, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using it. You acknowledge by your use of the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System that your use is at your sole risk.
Choice of Law and Choice of Venue
By using the Parking and Red Light Violation Payment System, you agree and acknowledge that your access of and use of the Parking Violation Payment System is subject to these terms an conditions, as well as to all applicable laws, as governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of Maryland. For any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Parking and Automated Enforcement Violation Payment System, you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the State of Maryland.
Integration, Modification and Severability of Terms
Unless otherwise specified in this document, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Baltimore County with respect to this site. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, or Terms and Conditions of Service at any time, without prior notice. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Revised May 9, 2012