How to dispute a parking ticket

Posted at 7:50 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 20:50:54-04

MILWAUKEE -- If you lawfully park your vehicle and pay the amount that is due, you should not expect to be ticketed.

Unfortunately, some people are wrongly getting tickets with fines for as much as $50 to $60, and when it happens the burden of proof is often on the consumer.

If you get a parking ticket that you do not believe you owe, contact the municipality or company that is listed on the ticket, and ask how to dispute it.

If you wait too long, the ticket could go to collection, your license could be suspended, or your tax return could be intercepted.

Be prepared to provide receipts and documentation that proves that you were lawfully parked, as well as other details to support your case.

If you are unable to resolve the situation by phone or the dispute process, ask for a supervisor.

If you continue to have problems, reach out to our Call 4 Action office for help.

There could be some circumstances where you might want to pay the ticket, especially if you were unlawfully parked in a no parking zone or exceeded the time limit.

For these situations, it is best to pay the ticket on time without challenging it. If this is not the case, you should take action.

It is possible that a meter malfunctioned, or that there are glitches in the system. Your dispute could help identify a problem, and help others who are dealing with the same situation.

To lessen your chances of getting a parking ticket, pay attention to signage about when and where to park, and abide by the information. Also, make sure that you enter vehicle and license plate numbers accurately.

A lot of tickets are issued because people did not pay attention to the details.