i've been living in an apartment building in san francisco for 10 years and have a one-car garage. for much of that time i parked my car on the street, parallel to the curb, blocking my own driveway to some extent. i also had friends park there cars there, and when i had a rental car, i parked it there on and off for several months. no one ever got a ticket.
a couple months ago i parked a friend's car there overnight and got a ticket. apparently someone had called in a complaint, although the car was extending only into my own driveway, and by a small amount at that. i protested the $98 ticket, saying that i was the driver and the only one authorized to call in a complaint, but it was denied. i have no idea who called in the complaint, and DPT will not give out that information.
i plan to do an in-person hearing. has anyone successfully fought this sort of ticket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Feb 26, 2013 -
In Berkeley, CA, a friend's friend accumulated a few thousand dollars in unpaid parking tickets, which were turned over to a collections agency.
Any chance that the collections agency will settle for a fraction of the amount due?
posted by doncoyote
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Is there any hope for getting out of a parking ticket that was wrongfully issued (after they denied our appeal)? [more inside]
posted by deadcrow
on Mar 14, 2009 -
The guy I sold my car to is getting parking tickets, not paying them, and the notices are coming to me -- and I really need to keep my record clean in order to pass the Bar exam. [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Nov 25, 2006 -
I've a hunch a similar question has been asked here before, but Googling doesn't turn up anything specific. I'd like assistance understanding the commonsense guidelines for paying an out-of-state parking ticket, since cash is a scarce commodity and we misread the meter. In a nutshell, I'd pay without question if i could spare the hundred, but want to understand the consequences if I can't. Will it affect my credit, in-state DMV standing, or anything else? The ticket was issued in Washington DC, if that is of any import.
posted by vers
on Sep 1, 2004 -