Respond to a Parking Ticket
What do I do if I Receive a Parking Ticket?
How Can I Dispute a Ticket?
I received a notice from the city about a ticket that I never received. How can I be held responsible for a ticket that I did not receive?
The Boulder Revised Code places responsibility for parking infractions on the registered owner of the vehicle. It is possible that the ticket described in the notice was blown off of the windshield, removed by another person or received by another driver of your vehicle. You are still obligated to pay or contest the ticket. The court may waive the late fee for the ticket, if it is convinced that you did not receive the ticket. To request a waiver of the late fee, fill out a written or online appeal.
I was not the owner of this vehicle on the dates when certain tickets were issued. What can I do?
If you were not the registered owner of the vehicle at the time that the tickets were issued, you should file a written appeal and provide copies of any documents showing the transfer of ownership (such as a bill of sale or other formal title transfer documentation). The court will review the documentation provided and, when appropriate, amend its files to identify the correct vehicle owner. You should also contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office to make sure that the plates issued in your name and previously attached to the vehicle have been cancelled. This will prevent you from being sent further parking notices for the vehicle and will also prevent you from being issued photo radar tickets received by the current owner of the vehicle.
What happens if I don't pay a ticket?
If you do not pay or otherwise respond to your ticket within 14 calendar days from the date of the violation, the fine will increase by $15. Unpaid tickets may be referred to a collection agency with assessment of additional charges of up to 25 percent of the amount owed. Additionally, Boulder Revised Code Section 2-6-7 authorizes the court to place vehicles with one or more overdue parking tickets on the scofflaw list (also known as the "pick-up" list). Notice that the ticketed vehicle has been placed on the scofflaw list may be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle at the address listed on the registration. If you do not respond to this Notice by the date indicated in the Notice, you give up your right to contest the overdue ticket(s). Once a vehicle is on the scofflaw or "pick-up" list, the vehicle may be towed and impounded. Additional fees and penalties, including scofflaw, impound, towing and storage fees, will be assessed if a vehicle is impounded for unpaid tickets.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 14:49