How can I contest parking violations?
How to fight a ticket varies by state. Generally, first request a review from the department that issued the parking tickets. Depending on the state, you may be able to do this with a phone call, through an e-mail, or in written form. Then, if the reviewers turn down your claim, ask for a hearing. The back of the ticket usually has information on how to dispute a claim. If it does not, contact the issuing agency.
Some states, such as California, allow you to have the hearing by mail or in person. New York allows you to have a hearing online, by mail, or in person.
No matter what, you will be expected to explain why the ticket should be dismissed, so be prepared. Some parking violations are easy to resolve: perhaps you got a ticket for not having a valid license plate, when you had the temporary registration stuck plainly in your window. In other situations, it may help to take photographs of the site where you got the ticket. For example, if you got a ticket for parking in a no-parking zone, but the sign was missing or defaced, you could take a picture of the site with the missing sign.
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