‘I Have Been a Teacher at Saxe Middle School for 24 Years’: Parking Ticket Appeals

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

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“I put the car for one second in handicapped zone to just drop my friend. I don’t think is right to give a ticket for one sec when the person is inn and car on the parking was full. I drove twice around. I now I’m not suppost to park but I just put the car there to drop my friend.”

—$150 for handicapped zone in Post Office lot, at 12:53 p.m. on Aug. 31 (New Canaan resident)

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“I had an appointment at 10:00 at Benefit.

‘We Were Having an Emergency Bathroom Situation’: Parking Ticket Appeals

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

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“I ran into a stairwell to drop off a wallet I found at Starbucks. I saw the ticketing officer doing his rounds and was in sight of my car the whole time. I would have been able to see someone wanting to park in the space and been able to move my car.”

—$150 for handicapped zone on Elm Street at 9:50 a.m. on July 3 (Milford resident)

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“I got out of my car and ran right into the store with my niece so she could use the bathroom. I went back out to my car to get my wallet and pay for the space while we stayed in town and in the matter of 2 mins there was already a ticket on my car. I was so furious – we left.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.