Las Vegas program allows parking tickets to be paid with school supplies

This is a display of back to school crayons and markers in a Staples (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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LAS VEGAS — The city of Las Vegas has approved a program for a limited time that allows parking tickets to be paid with a school supply donation.

According to a news release from the city, the program will run from June 19 through July 19 and will apply to people who have had a parking infraction in that timeframe.

Those with parking tickets can then pay them off by bringing in new, unwrapped school supplies of equal or greater value to the fine.

Some of the accepted supplies include:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Index cards
  • Paper towels/Disinfecting wipes
  • Card stock
  • Copy paper
  • Storage bins
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Post-it notes


The city says only non-public safety citations are eligible.