I went to States recently rented a car from enterprise and in Washington got a parking ticket (100$).
Since it gives 30 days to pay I wasn't in to much of the hurry. When I tried to pay for the ticket online it would not allow me to enter credit card postcode even if I would select region as United Kingdom, validation was expecting 5 digit postcode and UK postcodes are alphanumeric. I then tried to contact 'Enterprise' and ask them to pay the ticket on my behalf. To which they responded:
There is nothing that I am able to do with the ticket on my end. You will need to contact the number listed on the back of the ticket to remit your payment.
In the meantime, if you have any other customer service related questions or concerns, please feel free to email me back.
Kind Regards, XXXX Enterprise Customer Service
I then indeed called number at the back and after waiting for 30 minutes on hold was told that I cannot pay it over the phone with British card due to 'security reasons' and my only other option is to pay via mail. Paying via mail does not allow to send cash
By Mail Make your check or money order payable to the DC Treasurer (do not send cash) and write the ticket number on your payment. Include the ticket, or if you do not have your ticket, write the vehicle's state and tag number on your check or money order (e.g. DC license tag 123456). Send your parking, photo enforcement or moving violation and check or money order to: DMV Adjudication Services PO Box 2014 Washington, DC 20013
They only accept check or money order. I am somewhat skeptical about them accepting UK check would they accept Western Union money order?
Or am I better off at this point simply to wait till I get fined double and then Enterprise will charge me for that.
How to pay US parking ticket from abroad?
Update: this is far more complicated (and frustrating) than expected.
Things that didn't work: Getting credit card with US address, entering different postcodes (even Beverly hills didn't work), I also have tried Shipto that offers to buy stuff online for you and ship it to you
response from shipto
Dear Matas Vaitkevicius,
we have added new comment to your assisted purchase from: Department of Motor Vehicles.
COMMENT: We canceled your Assisted Purchase AH574-1
We canceled your Assisted Purchase AH574-1. I am sorry I am only able to purchase products this does not appear to be a product but the payment for a traffic violation.
xxxx Corporation - Shipito.com
In western union there is no way to do money transfer to institution, only to person or agent.
USPS does not offer money order online only when you walk-in.
Enterprise paid for me and charged me 13$ which considering the effort and amount of time I have spend trying to pay it myself sounds like a great deal
Still this does not solve the problem for someone who's not using a rental company.