I got parking ticket in Washington and having hard time paying it, I have left the States since.

Is there a online service in US that allows to make payment on my behalf, that I could use to pay this fine?

  • I believe if you don't pay it yourself - it will be billed to the rental company. They will charge a hefty fee, but they will pay it for you.
    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 19:16
  • @littleadv Hi, chances are they will. I still find it hard to believe that there is no way (without asking someone from States) to be able to pay a fine from abroad. Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 21:40
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    The US is not very advanced when it comes to consumer financial services.
    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 5:34
  • Looking at that other question, why can't you just get a money order from your bank and mail it to the address? seems like a simple solution.
    – NotMe
    Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 18:42
  • @NotMe: It's not necessarily so easy to get a money order in US dollars from a UK bank. In particular, I am guessing that the money order would need a US routing number so that the payee can process it like an ordinary US check. Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:12

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If you live near a US military base, then it will probably have a US Post Office. From there you can buy a money order (in US dollars), which is one of the forms of payment that the District of Columbia will accept by mail.

There's also something that goes by the name "demand draft" that you might be able to get at your UK bank but will actual draw from an account on a US bank. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demand_draft

  • If the post office is actually on the base, a non-American civilian probably wouldn't be allowed to enter the base, and couldn't go there. Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 14:32
  • @NateEldredge That's certainly a possibility that would have to be evaluated in context. Depends on the security rules and where the post office sits on the grounds. It's worth checking if he's nearby and otherwise stuck for options to make the payment.
    – user32479
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 14:34

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