Day Parking

Below is information pertaining to Day Parking at the Fairfield Center and Southport Train Stations.  Click here for information on parking at the Fairfield Metro Station.  For information on Permit Parking visit our Permit Parking web page.

Day parking at the Fairfield Center and Southport Stations is managed by the Parking Authority.

Day Parking Costs

Day Parking is available at the Fairfield Center  and Southport train stations for $6.00 per day.  Parking is also available at the Mill Plain Train Station Lot and Trinity Church Lot.  There is one EV charging station parking space in the Mill Plain Lot for train station customers' use only.  Customers parking in the charging station space must display a Fairfield Center Train Station parking permit or they will be subject to the same $6.00 Day Parking Fee. Day parking fees are assessed Monday through Friday, 5am through 5pm.  Parking is free after 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays.

Day Parking Locations

Fairfield Center Station (including Mill Plain Lot):  Day parking is available at the Fairfield Center Station on the Westbound (NY) and Eastbound (New Haven) sides of the tracks in designated areas marked with green signs with yellow writing and yellow line striping.  Consult the Fairfield Center Station Parking Map to view the location of Day Parking spaces at the Fairfield Center Station.

Day parking is also available in the Mill Plain Lot at 140 Mill Plain Road across from St. Thomas Cemetery.  There is no designated day parking in the Mill Plain Lot; day parkers and permit holders may park anywhere in the Mill Plain Lot.   

After 9:00am, day parking is permitted in any open parking space at the same $6.00 per day. A day fee ticket will be placed on the car's windshield.  There is a three (3) night maximum for overnight parking in a Day Parking Area space.  Day parkers may not park overnight in a permit space.

Southport Station (including Trinity Church Lot): Day parking is available at Southport Station on the Westbound (NY) and Eastbound (New Haven) sides of the track and at Trinity Church Parking Lot on Center Street in designated areas marked with green signs with yellow writing and yellow line striping. After 9:00am, day parking is permitted in any open parking space.  Cost is $6.00 per day. A day fee ticket will be placed on the car's windshield. Day parkers may not park overnight in a permit space.

Fairfield Metro Station: Please visit our Fairfield Metro Station web page for information on Day Parking at the Fairfield Metro Station.

Paying Day Fee Tickets (R Ticket)

You will receive a day parking fee ticket on your windshield. Payment instructions are on the back of the ticket. You may pay by mail, phone or online (credit card, Pay Pal or some Flexible Transit Spending accounts). You will need your ticket number and your license plate number to pay. 

By Mail:  Mail payment along with ticket to:

              Parking Authority of Fairfield
              725 Old Post Road
              Fairfield, CT 06824

By Phone:  You may pay by phone using a credit card. Dial 1-866-658-6082. It will ask you if you want to pay a Railroad parking ticket (press 1) or Police Dept. ticket (press 2).

Online: Click here to pay for day parking online.   You will need at least one ticket number and your license plate number to pay.  If you pay within ten days (including the date of ticket issuance), there is no credit card processing fee nor late fee. However, if you pay on the 11th day or later the credit card processing company will add a $3.50 convenience fee for handling online payments.

In Person: Tickets may be paid at the Parking Authority office, located on the 2nd floor of Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield.  Counter hours are 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Paying Police Violation Tickets (P Ticket)

If your ticket begins with "P" you have received a Police Violation Ticket.  The cost varies depending on the violation. You may pay the ticket online, by phone or by mail, as indicated on the back of the ticket.  

By Mail:  Mail payment along with ticket (address printed on the back of ticket) to:

                   Fairfield Police Department Processing Center
                   P.O. Box 2040
                  Tarrytown, NY 10591-9040

Appealing a Ticket

If the ticket starts with the letter R - within ten days you need to submit an appeal form.  Complete the form and email it to the Parking Authority of Fairfield.

If the ticket starts with the letter P - it is a Police ticket. Please visit the Fairfield Police Department site for their appeal form.

More Information

If you have any questions on Day Parking, please email the Parking Authority at