What to Bring to an In-Person Parking Ticket Hearing

So the city has accepted your request to have an in-person parking ticket hearing to dispute your parking ticket, but now what? Just like any important  event or appointment, it’s always best to be prepared for your hearing and understand its procedures and requirements. A good lawyer wouldn’t walk into a courtroom without having a clear game plan and strong evidence to support their case and while a parking ticket isn’t as serious as a criminal case, you shouldn’t walk into your hearing without all the necessary documents and evidence to support your claim either!  Please note, we covered in a previous article, the locations of the Business Centers across the city.  Below are a couple things you should be sure to  bring with you to your in-person hearing:


Bring evidence to support your plea of “Not Guilty,” such as:

  • Photographs
  • Repair bills
  • Police reports
  • Department of Motor Vehicles or insurance company reports
  • Towing bills

You must also bring your

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Title or Rental Agreement


While it’s typical for the registered owner of a vehicle to dispute her or his own parking ticket, an eligible representative can also dispute a parking ticket on your behalf. If you decide to have an eligible representative dispute your parking ticket for you, make sure you provide them with all necessary documentation prior to your hearing. Remember folks, disputing a parking ticket may not be as stressful as getting one if you come prepared and have everything you need to support your claim!