Monday, January 12, 2009

Parking Citation

I just got back from walking down to the City Hall to turn in my letter to contest the parking ticket that I got Sunday morning. WHAT A BUMMER!! I am crossing my fingers that the citation will be reserved or overturned or whatever the term is.

Here is the letter I wrote:

Thank you for the opportunity to contest this citation. The parking citation that I am writing in regards to is Citation number ********. I believe that I was wrongfully given a ticket while I was parked completely legally at *****************. The citation that I received stated that I was ‘parked hazardly on corner. Cars must exit alley in other lane + photo’. As you can see from the pictures below, there are no painted curbs in this area that would prevent parking on the street or in this position. When I was ticketed I was neither blocking the alley nor the sidewalk. My husband and I have been living in this apartment complex for over 6 months. Since we have moved in, there has always been someone parked in this spot. The issue that I have is that I or other residents have been parking in this spot for as long as I know of and I have not seen anyone receive a ticket. Because there is no signage posted, no paint curb, etc, it is extremely hard (if not impossible) to deduce that this position on the street would be in some way an illegal or hazardous parking position. If in fact this spot on the street is going to be considered an illegal position from here on out, then I would expect nothing less to have some sort of signage or the curb painted to notate to residents that if they park in this position they should be expecting a parking citation. I also would expect that if this position would be deemed illegal that this citation would be reversed since there was no signage prior to the citation. I look forward to hearing back from you on this matter.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

I also attached 6 photos showing my innocence - hopefully they feel that way too :).


Anonymous said...

Hey Car,
Hope so, but don't count on it!!!
Love and Miss you both alot!

Anonymous said...


Web Designer said...

Good luck! Let us know how it goes :-)