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Respond to a state park, forest, or recreation infraction ticket

Did you receive a ticket for a state park, forest, or recreation infraction? Find out how to respond to it.
You must pay the ticket within 21 days.

District, Housing, and Boston Municipal Courts

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What you need

If you receive a state park, forest, or recreation infraction ticket, you have 21 days to pay it. The fine is $50. 

How to respond

As an alternative to criminal proceedings, a park ranger may give you written notice to appear before a clerk-magistrate of the District Court or Boston Municipal Court within 21 days and pay the fine.

More info

If you don’t pay the fine, the clerk will notify the park ranger, who will file a criminal complaint application.

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