E-Pay Online Payments

The City of Carbondale has partnered with the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office to offer an easy and convenient way to pay your administrative tow fees and parking tickets online.

Electronic payments can be made using your MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Visa is not accepted. A convenience fee is charged for using this system. Please Note: This fee is not charged or collected by the City of Carbondale.

Make a Payment

You may make the following payments via E-pay to the City of Carbondale Police Department:

Release of Vehicles

E-pay payments do not guarantee the release of a vehicle and other holds, such as a law-mandated 12 hour DUI hold or an insurance hold, may still apply. The registered owner of a vehicle must still come to the police department to obtain the towed vehicle release receipt to take to the tow agency or authorize a third party to do so by completing and returning a notarized original Authorization to Release Impounded Vehicle form (PDF). You will still be responsible for any fees owed to the tow agency.

Administrative Tow Fee Documents

Ordinance Violations: Alternatives to Appearing in Court

If a person commits a City ordinance violation, there are alternative resolutions to appearing in City court, including:

  • Community Service: Perform a certain number of community service work hours at a specified/approved work site and pay only a portion of the set fine as an administrative fee
  • Pay-By-Mail Program: Pay a set administrative fee in lieu of appearing in court

View the pay-by-mail / community service instructions (PDF) or make online payment within ten (1) business days of the issuance of the Notice to Appear ticket.