Parking tickets usually aren't cheaper if paid online, and online payments may carry an additional transaction fee. Payment methods and fees for those methods vary based on the area.
Common payment methods for parking tickets include online, by mail, by phone or in person. Accepted forms of payment may include credit or debit cards, checks, money orders or cash. Additional transaction fees for online payments may be a certain amount or a percentage of the ticket.
Parking tickets can usually be disputed. If the driver is found not guilty of the infraction, he doesn't have to pay the ticket. He could also be offered a settlement, where he pleads guilty but pays a lower amount than the original ticket.