Parking Violation Appeal Letter Sample

If you feel that you have been wrongly given a parking ticket, you can write an appeal letter to contest it. However, if you have already paid it (and still believe that you were wronged), you may need to move on with your life. When you get a parking ticket, you must first make sure that it is valid. How would you do that? Check the parking meter to see if you violated any laws, or find out if parking in a certain area was legal.

The point here is not to say that the person who issued the ticket to you is wrong. Some circumstances transpire that make things complicated – even if the parking ticket was correctly issued, you may be able to contest it because of your special circumstances. Or if it is a first time offence, you may ask to be let off this time and vow never to repeat your mistake.

Writing an appeal will firstly require you to gather some information. This will include who to write to, what references to give and how to appeal. Mostly, you will write to your local county’s treasurer’s office – if you know the name of the person, address him; if not, just write a to whom it may concern letter.

Let us help you with the format and the language:

 

Sample Appeal Letter for Parking Violation

 

Mathew Gordon
178 Manning Street
Merrifield, VA 10386
Tel: (111) 111-1111

May 21, 2016

Arlington County Treasurer’s Office
P.O. Box 4560
Merrifield, VA 21202

 

To Whom It May Concern

This is with reference to the parking ticket numbered 45260-11 which was issued to me while my car was parked in front of Hailey’s Bookstore, on Elm Street, on May 19, 2016. The penalty charge notice that is mentioned on the ticket is parked in a no parking zone.

I would first like to apologize for this mistake. I had no idea that I was parked in a no parking zone – I realize that I should have made sure that I was parked properly, by looking around for signs. Please note that this is a first offence, as you will be able to decipher from my previous driving records. I have never violated any traffic laws in the past and would never intentionally do so either.

Please consider this letter as an appeal to waiver the fine imposed on me.

I appreciate your time in considering this.

 

Sincerely,

(Signature)

Mathew Gordon
178 Manning Street
Merrifield, VA 10386
Tel: (111) 111-1111








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