Dispute a Ticket

Dispute a Ticket Online

To dispute a ticket, you must request a hearing within 30 days after the ticket was issued to avoid paying late penalties. You can dispute a ticket online, by mobile app, by mail or in-person.


  • You must meet all deadlines. Contacting anyone other than Finance does not change the deadline.
  • If you request a hearing after 30 days and an Administrative Law Judge finds you guilty, you will have to pay late penalties.
  • You can request a hearing online, by mail or in-person.

Learn how the Office of the Parking Summons Advocate (OPSA) can help you.

Required Elements in a Ticket

If we do not receive payment for the ticket or a hearing request from you, then approximately 100 days after your ticket is issued, it will go into Judgment. You cannot get a hearing on your ticket in judgment if is more than one year old.

  • In-person hearing: you will receive the Administrative Judge’s decision right away.
  • Online hearing or hearing-by-mail: an Administrative Law Judge’s decision will be emailed back to the email address you supplied.  If you are asked to send additional evidence, follow the instructions on the Hearing-by-Mail
All statements you make and information or documents you submit must be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Any false statements made may subject you to the penalties.

The Department of Finance has the right to Reinstate a Previously Dismissed Ticket if we determine the ticket was dismissed based on false evidence or testimony.

Once your hearing is complete, you have the right to appeal a hearing decision. For more information click "Appeal a Hearing Decision" below.

Do not dispute the ticket if you believe the ticket was already paid or dismissed. For more information click "Already Paid or Dismissed Tickets" below.

The Department of Finance recognizes that members of the public have the right to choose whether to represent themselves or rely on the services of a broker. While we will not endorse or recommend a particular broker, it is our obligation to inform the public when a broker has been found guilty of unethical conduct in the performance of his or her duty.

Already Paid or Dismissed Tickets
Appeal a Hearing Decision
Common Misconceptions
Common Reasons for Ticket Disputes
Evidence Recommendations
Preparing for Your Hearing

Diplomats and Consular Staff