Appeal a Parking Ticket

An appeal gives you an opportunity to explain why you think the ticket should be voided or the fines reduced. An appeal may be made within 10 days of issuance.

Submitting a Review Request

Review request forms are available at the Police Department and Budget and Finance, 930 Overholt Road. The form (PDF) is also available online.

Online Review

The request for review may be made online.

Review Process

After the request for review is filed, a sergeant reads it and discusses it with the officer who wrote the ticket. They come to a decision and then a letter is sent to the person who requested the review, detailing the outcome. This generally takes between 7 to 10 days. During this time, the fines are on hold, they will not go up while the ticket is being reviewed.

If the ticket recipient does not agree with the outcome of the appeal, the ticket may be further appealed to the Kent Municipal Court. A regular traffic citation will be issued to the recipient and a court date is issued. A judge will make the decision on whether the ticket stands or not.

Note: The recipient may still have to pay court costs on this action.