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Old 01-05-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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Does anyone know how many unpaid tickets equates to a boot/higher fines/other issues with the PPA? Would say, a ticket or two left unpaid, lead to bigger issues down the road?
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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It's best to just pay them. I think an unpaid parking ticket is only usually $36 for regular violation, and $101 for handicap parking violation. I think some violations might be $51 for some reawon too. Better to just pay them than avoid towing and impound which is likely a $600 at a bare minimum, to thousands.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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LOL, ok funny story time.

I am a single gal and a few months back I went down to the PPA agency on Arch street to fight a ticket that I thought I had unfairly gotten down by Penns landing.

Anyhoo a very handsome older business gentlemen (he had on a suit etc) struck up a little conversation asking me for my contact number, if I wanted a new "friend" and giving me tips on what to say to win my case, evidently just telling the truth won't work. Anyhoo when he stood up I notice he's got on an electric monitoring ankle thingey. WTH!!!

I figure if you are trying to pick up a date while wearing court appointed jewelry, I get to ask you why? Evidently he got caught with his hands in the company cookie jar and is waiting for a 2nd trail. He also feels the city doesn't have the authority to charge for parking on public streets so he was there to fight about 1500 bucks in tickets.

Dude, getting a girlfriend is least of your problems.


OP, pay the ticket, call it a day. strange folks hanging around the PPA office
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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LOL, ok funny story time.

I am a single gal and a few months back I went down to the PPA agency on Arch street to fight a ticket that I thought I had unfairly gotten down by Penns landing.

Anyhoo a very handsome older business gentlemen (he had on a suit etc) struck up a little conversation asking me for my contact number, if I wanted a new "friend" and giving me tips on what to say to win my case, evidently just telling the truth won't work. Anyhoo when he stood up I notice he's got on an electric monitoring ankle thingey. WTH!!!

I figure if you are trying to pick up a date while wearing court appointed jewelry, I get to ask you why? Evidently he got caught with his hands in the company cookie jar and is waiting for a 2nd trail. He also feels the city doesn't have the authority to charge for parking on public streets so he was there to fight about 1500 bucks in tickets.

Dude, getting a girlfriend is least of your problems.


OP, pay the ticket, call it a day. strange folks hanging around the PPA office
Hey, no matter what a person's situation, if one isn't asexual, the attraction for others is still going to be there.
Of course, you don't have to reciprocate either.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Just pay, as getting towed is a massive pain and very expensive. It cost me about $500 in unpaid tickets/storage/towing fees, plus about $60 in Ubering back and forth between South Philly and Southwest Philly. The PPA is so incompetent that you have to pay at one location in a completely different section of the city before going to get your car out in a totally different area.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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Thanks all. The one ticket is for something deserved (I suppose), and the other one I plan on fighting since it was for an expired inspection - and I've since got the car inspected and have proof. I heard from someone that if you send in proof within 14 days, they'll waive the inspection violation tickets. Not sure if that's true but I'll call them to try anyway.

I am still curious just for general knowledge - how many tickets does it take for a car to be booted/towed? I assume many, but maybe that's a wrong assumption.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Your title says parking ticket and you mentioned/insinuated traffic violations below. I believe parking tickets are treated differently from traffic violations.

Before you show your face in court to fight an expired inspection, make sure you know what the law says. The only leeway beyond the law might be if you have mitigating circumstances and the judge is receptive to hearing you out. Otherwise, you're wasting your time.


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Thanks all. The one ticket is for something deserved (I suppose), and the other one I plan on fighting since it was for an expired inspection - and I've since got the car inspected and have proof. I heard from someone that if you send in proof within 14 days, they'll waive the inspection violation tickets. Not sure if that's true but I'll call them to try anyway.

I am still curious just for general knowledge - how many tickets does it take for a car to be booted/towed? I assume many, but maybe that's a wrong assumption.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:36 PM
 
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Your title says parking ticket and you mentioned/insinuated traffic violations below. I believe parking tickets are treated differently from traffic violations.

Before you show your face in court to fight an expired inspection, make sure you know what the law says. The only leeway beyond the law might be if you have mitigating circumstances and the judge is receptive to hearing you out. Otherwise, you're wasting your time.
Well, it was a regular PPA ticket I didn't know I had to be so literal on here. They ticket for many things, but overall, if tickets are associated with a plate I think there's a threshold before getting booted/towed. That's what I've heard, at least.

I called and they will waive the inspection ticket if I send in proof. In case this thread helps someone in the future.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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The one ticket is for something deserved (I suppose), and the other one I plan on fighting since it was for an expired inspection - and I've since got the car inspected and have proof.
Ummm, sounds like both are deserved. Words to the wise - spend more time not violating the rules/laws and less time trying to figure out how to get out of the punishment.
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Old Today, 11:43 AM
 
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Ummm, sounds like both are deserved. Words to the wise - spend more time not violating the rules/laws and less time trying to figure out how to get out of the punishment.
Thanks for your super helpful response oozing with judgment. It's really great that not one person answered my original question.
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