It’s never a good day when you get a parking ticket, but it’s a particularly bad day when you are ticketed without cause. There is a way to dispute a parking ticket, providing you take care of it right away.

How to Dispute a Parking Ticket

There are plenty of ways your car could end up looking like you illegally parked even though it was a legal parking spot when you parked in it. Maybe some workers changed the signs that day, the meter wasn’t functioning properly, or maybe the parking enforcement officer got distracted and wrote the ticket for the wrong car. Or maybe the officer inaccurately measured the parking space when they determined you were not within it. Things happen. You do have a way to dispute the parking ticket in Sunnyvale.

This is what you need to do to dispute your ticket. Write a very short letter in a calm and matter of fact way explaining why this ticket is unfair in your situation. Include any relevant photos, pictures of signs or anything else that proves your case. Be sure to write the citation number on the letter at the top and the date.

Send your letter to:

C/O City of Sunnyvale
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

You have only 21 days from the date of the citation to contest the parking ticket. So, you should send your letter right away. You want to make sure they receive it long before the time is up. And just as a tip, signing it Epstein’s Mother isn’t likely to get you very far.

It is always a good practice to send it with proof of delivery. If they say they never received your letter, the post office will have the evidence they did.

If you have any questions about parking tickets, call the Citation Processing Center at 800-989-2058. Someone there can answer any questions you have. Good luck in disputing your parking ticket.

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