The Community Service Attendant enforces local parking regulations throughout the City of Newton. The CSA issues parking citations in the downtown business district, in all kinds of weather. Parking rounds include three-hour parking zones and illegal parking areas.
The CSA's other duties include enforcing the animal ordinance, filing, data entry, selling pet and bike licenses, assisting with walk-in traffic and phone calls, picking up found bikes and mailing late notices for unpaid parking violations. The CSA also assists the Records Unit by assisting with records requests.
Downtown Parking Regulations
The Newton Police Department enforces the 3-hour parking limitation on marked streets in the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday as outlined in the City of Newton Code of Ordinances 70.15.
Violators receive an $15 ticket. A $10 late fee will be added after 30 days.
Parking is now permitted for free in the formerly metered lots.
Winter Parking Regulations
Residential Snow Operations and/or Downtown Snow Operations may be declared during snowstorms.
Residential Snow Operations are declared by the Newton Public Works Superintendent at 2 inches of snow accumulation. Street parking is not allowed on any residential public street or alley until removal operations are complete. Call (641) 791-SNOW to determine whether Residential Snow Operations are in effect.
When Downtown Snow Operations are declared, street parking is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m. in the Downtown Snow Removal District until removal operations are complete. Said declaration will be made no later than 7 p.m. the night of snow removal operations. Call (641) 792-0411 to determine whether Downtown Snow Operations are in effect.
Violators will receive a $35 ticket. A $10 late fee will be assessed after 30 days.
Paying Parking Tickets
There are three ways to pay your parking ticket:
- Bring the ticket to the Newton Police Department.
- Mail the ticket. We encourage payment by check when paying by mail.
- Deposit the ticket with payment in one of the red boxes located on the east, west and south sides of the courthouse. The red boxes are dumped each night and payments delivered to the front office the next day. We encourage payment by check when paying by mail.
If you have lost your ticket, front office staff can look it up by either the license plate of the vehicle or your last name if you have received a late letter.
Please note:The Newton Police Department accepts only cash or check at this time.