How much does a parking ticket cost?

Cities and towns can set their own ticket prices. In addition, there are different fines for different violations. Parking in a Handicap Zone or beside a fire hydrant usually runs a lot higher than parking too long at a meter. It is not uncommon to find parking fines between $50 and $100 for parking in zones where there is no parking. In addition, your car can be towed away, which may cost another $200 to recover.