Contesting a Ticket: You’ve Got Options
It’s always good to have options, right? Whether you’re shopping for a new car or maybe picking up a new pair of kicks, more choices always lead to finding what’s best for you. This philosophy also applies to contesting parking tickets.
Not only does the Philadelphia Parking Authority fully support everyone’s right to contest tickets, we also offer various options for contesting them. To get a better glimpse of how to contest tickets, check out your options below.
In some cases, contesting a ticket can be done directly through the Parking Violations Branch (PVB). If your claim involves:
- A broken parking meter
- Having a valid kiosk receipt
- Or possessing a valid permit/disabled placard for the location you were parked
- Sign discrepancy
then your best bet would be addressing it with the PVB. Here’s how:
- Contest the ticket through this web form.
- Mail your information to the PVB:
- Parking Violations BranchPO Box 41819 Philadelphia, PA 19101-1819
- Call the PVB at 888-591-3636 if you have any questions.
All other situations where a ticket is being contested that weren’t mentioned above can be addressed with the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication (BAA). And yet again — you have options:
- Request an in-person hearing by clicking here.
- Submit your case by mail. To learn how to submit your case by mail, click here.
- Submit your case online by clicking here.
And there you have it: multiple options in exercising your right to contest parking tickets. In fact, in 2013, over 150,000 people exercised this right. Check out these stats:
- Total number of tickets issued: 1,496,760
- Total number of tickets challenged: 166,494
- Total number of tickets dismissed by BAA: 21,040
- Total number of tickets determined liable by BAA: 145,454