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Old 07-30-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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I wanted to reach out and request some advice about parking tickets. I moved here in December and at the end of January my license tags had expired. Apparently there is no grace period here because by March they had given my Virginia car 12 expired license tickets. They stopped after I donated my car to charity.

I recieved a notice about a month or two later from the city asking me to pay or contest the tickets. I paid one and contested the rest in a letter.

I never received anything that told me the determination about contesting the tickets and the next notice had all of my tickets doubled ($100 a piece now).

I was still waiting for some word on the contested tickets when I received a nasty red final notice saying that I had forfeited all right to contest the tickets.

When I called the payment plan people she said that I could go to a hearing, although it would probably be pointless cause it's hit final notice, but she also mentioned that in the system it said I contested the ticket that I paid and didn't contest the other 11 (which would have been pointless for me to do and is clearly contradicted in the letter I sent with everything).

My question (finally, sorry for the length of the set up): is it a complete waste of time to take off work, go to the office of revenue downtown, and try to contest the tickets or the doubling of them? I'm leaning towards believing that there is nothing to be done at this point...but $550 is a lot different than $1100...

Anyone have any ideas? Thank you so much guys.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, if you had expired tags and they ticketed you for expired tags, and the tickets say they will double...... what is there to contest?
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The real question is why did you not renew your tags or get Illinois tags?

I really dont know what your arguement would be in challenging the tickets...
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