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‘As I Was Frantically Running To My Car, I Also Dropped My Lunch’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau:

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“Hello, my name is [her name] and I am a rising senior at New Canaan High School. Recently, I was granted a $25 parking ticket due to overtimed-parking. My car was parked on the street side of Morse Court (I was parallel parked, meaning I was in the ’15 minute zone’). THe reason I was parked here was to retrieve my lunch from Spiga (it was an order I called in ahead of time). Keep in mind my car was the first car closest to Main Street – I could quite literally see Spiga outside my windshield. Continue Reading →

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‘The Car Parked in the Spot to the Left of Me Was a Little Over to the Right’: Parking Ticket Appeals [UPDATED]

[Editor’s Note: We have updated this article by removing the name of a town resident dropped three times in one appellant’s letter.]

Here are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau:

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“I was parked 3-4 space away from the very small lookin sign. Usually one or two spaces apply to the loading zone not half the block. I didn’t even see the sign. Please send me my court date.”

—$30 for loading zone on Main Street at 10:23 a.m. on April 24 (Darien resident)

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“On Saturday June 9th I was visiting your beautiful city and parked in a large lot thinking, like my town in Virginia, it was free to park on Saturdays and Sundays. I am attaching a photo of the ticket hoping you might forgive an out of towner his first ever ticket. Continue Reading →

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‘My Husband and I Desperately Needed To Find a Bathroom’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau:

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“While on vacation to the East Coast, my husband and I drove into New Canaan from the freeway due to an urgent need for the bathroom. I drove to a gas station downtown but couldn’t find a parking space there so I hurriedly parked in the city parking lot behind the gas station. I was only parked there for 10 minutes. When I returned to my car, I had a parking citation. Asking for leniency and that this citation be dismissed for the following reasons: 1) I was only in the parking space 10 minutes. Continue Reading →

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‘I Pulled Over at Gas Station To Pick Up a Deposit Slip That Flew Out of My Window’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. For context, we’ve also added town of residence for the ticketed motorist. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“I received a ticket for obstructing two parking spaces today. Continue Reading →

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‘Could Not Find My Key in Time and Had My Wife Bring Another Set of Keys’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. For context, we’ve also added town of residence for the ticketed motorist. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“I parked my car on Main Street at about 9 AM and was to move out by about 10.30. Continue Reading →

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