Here is a sample letter contesting a parking ticket. It should be sent by certified mail, so the sender has a record of the time and date it was sent and received. A copy of the ticket can be enclosed with the letter. They should also keep copies of all their correspondence including the ticket, photographs that are being presented as evidence and the letter.
Sample Letter Contesting a Parking Ticket
Name of Person Contesting
Address of Person Contesting
City, State, Zip Code
Re: Contesting Parking Ticket NUMBER
To whom it may concern,
I received a parking ticket on December 25th, stating that I was parked in a street cleaning zone. I have understood that the city does not clean the streets on public holidays, and this was Christmas Day. I have parked in the same place on December 25th several time and was not given a ticket, so I don’t understand why I was given one this time. I would like to contest this parking ticket because I think it was made in error.
This is the first parking ticket that I have ever received because I am very careful to obey parking regulations. If I had known the street cleaning crew would be working that day, I would not have parked in that place.
I would be happy to discuss the details with you if you require. I can be reached at 555-123-4567 or at Name@email.com.
Signature of person contesting
Name of person contestingin print
List of enclosures (copy of the ticket, photographs)
By Andre Bradley