Fight a Parking Ticket

The City issues parking tickets and provides information about fighting them.

You can dispute a parking ticket by requesting a hearing within 30 days of the date of the ticket. If you wait more than 30 days, penalties may apply. The Parking Violations Settlement Program has ended. Settlements are no longer offered.
 
You can request a hearing by mail, online, or in person. You will not have to appear for an online hearing or a hearing by mail. You should receive the judge’s decision in about 75 days. For a hearing in person at a Finance Business Center, you will receive the judge’s decision on the same day as your hearing. Walk-in hearings are held on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

If you got your ticket more than 100 days ago, a default judgment is entered against the vehicle's owner. The owner must submit a Request for Hearing after Judgment form to fight the ticket. If the request for hearing after judgment is granted, the judge will hear the defense to the parking ticket. If the request is not granted, no hearing will be held and the total fine, interest, and penalties will be due.

Hearings are not granted for tickets issued over one year ago.

If you fought a parking ticket and were found guilty, you can request an Appeal Hearing and try to have the decision changed.