Appeal Parking Ticket

Appeal Rules

  • Appeals must be received within 30 days of citation.
  • Your ticket can no longer be appealed after it has been paid.
  • Proof must be provided to support your case in order for your appeal to be reviewed.

Please note: Once an appeal is filed, your ticket will be put on hold until a determination is made and will not accumulate fees during this time.

Submit Appeal

City Ordinance

Section 82.168 (a) Parking citations may be dismissed under certain extenuating circumstances. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to:

  • An improperly displayed permit or meter receipt when a valid permit or receipt is later produced
  • Disabled vehicle
  • Verified official city business
  • Ambulance transport
  • Police department undercover vehicles
  • Utility service providers
  • Verified meter malfunction

Residents are part of the Resident Pass Program; your ticket will be voided once your parking pass is obtained or proof of current pass is provided.

If your appeal is denied, you may either pay the citation and any accrued late charges or contest the denied appeal with the Special Magistrate. You have 15 days from the date of your denied appeal to request a hearing.

Per Section 82-168 (b) of the City Code or Ordinances, any person whose administrative review was denied, may elect to appear before a designated official, to present evidence shall be deemed to have waived his right to pay the civil penalty provisions of the ticket, pursuant to section 82-170. The official, after a hearing, shall make a determination as to whether a parking violation has been committed and may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $100.00 plus court costs, with the exception of violations of F.S. § 316.1955 or 316.1956 where in the fine imposed may be up to $250.00, plus court costs. Any person who fails to pay the civil penalty within the time allowed by the court shall be deemed to have been convicted of a parking ticket violation, and the city shall take appropriate measures to enforce collection of the fine.