The quickest way to dispute a parking ticket in Arlington, Texas

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What should be your first step once you get a parking ticket? Plenty of citations issued every day are easily disputable if you know how to do it. The DoNotPay app has taken this troublesome and exhausting process and made it effortless. Instead of having to gather all the necessary information yourself, or hiring an attorney to do it, you can rely on our AI chatbot to do all the hard work for you. 

Future-tech publisher Gizmodo wrote a piece talking about the revolutionary, do-it-yourself method of handling basic legal disputes, one of which being the quickest way to dispute parking tickets. With a 64% success rate, the app proved that just by challenging a parking citation, you gain a valuable chance of it being reduced or completely discarded.

Here’s how to dispute parking tickets anywhere in the US:

How To Dispute A Parking Ticket in 120 Seconds

How to make a compelling dispute?

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In Arlington, the process is known as a request for citation dismissal, and it can be done in two ways:

  • In-person at Arlington Municipal Court, 101 S. Mesquite St., Court Clerk’s office
  • Send by mail to City of Arlington Municipal Court, Mail stop 63-0100, PO. Box 90403 Arlington,Texas 76004-3403

Both options require you to cover a $10 dismissal fee.

The request must be made within 20 days of receiving the citation, but not within the first five calendar days as it is likely still being processed.

Instead of focusing your time and energy into creating a dispute, you can let DoNotPay complete the process for you in a few minutes.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. Go to the DoNotPay web app in your browser, or get the iOS app
  2. Snap a clear photo of your ticket and upload it to DoNotPay
  3. The chatbot will then ask you some basic questions to get a clear understanding of the situation
  4. DoNotPay will compose a letter for you, made for the regulations at Arlington, TX.

Once you send the letter, you’re done with filing for the dispute.

Will fighting the infraction require too much of my time?

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Plenty of easily contestable infractions go unchecked because people are led to believe they’re wasting time. Although this can be true if you chose to create your case manually, generating a professional claim with DoNotPay takes no more than a few minutes.

Instead of spending a whole day collecting evidence, reading legal instructions, and writing the letter, chat with DoNotPay and let it do the rest. This is the most cost-effective method you will find for creating disputes.

Difference between paying and disputing a parking ticket in Arlington?

CostPossible OutcomeEffort neededBest Method
PayFull ticket amountPaying an invalid citationA few minutes (only online on a computer)Online service
Dispute$10 dismissal feeNot paying anythingTwo minutes on your phoneDoNotPay

Will this method work on private company infractions?

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DoNotPay can assist you with contesting ALL forms of tickets in all areas in the US. This includes citations issued by private companies as well. 

Here’s a list with some companies DoNotPay has experience dealing with:

  • Towne Park
  • Laz Parking
  • Lanier Parking
  • Ace Parking
  • Imperial Parking
  • Douglas Parking
  • Standard Parking (and SP+)

Do I have to pay parking infractions in a rental car?

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Although you will not legally be responsible for making sure the ticket is paid, as it is addressed to the car rental company, the infraction will find its way to you eventually. These situations are carefully covered in terms of use you sign when renting out the car. Here’s an example from Budget Car Rental.

As you can see under section 17, if you chose to ignore the citation and it gets to the rental company, they’re allowed to make a payment on your behalf and then charge you for the amount, plus additional fees. They can do this by using the billing information you provided and don’t require your consent to do so. In the case they don’t manage to do so, your debt will be forwarded to a collections agency where it can just stack up over time.

What happens if I don’t pay a parking ticket?

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Ignoring a parking ticket will not make it go away. If you feel like it’s been wrongly issued, make sure to dispute it with DoNotPay. If you avoid paying it, here are some of the things you can expect to happen:

  • The fine goes up – undoubtedly, like any obligatory payment, ignored parking tickets will rack up additional fees and debt over time
  • Your car gets booted – although parking officers will not hunt for your vehicle, if they stumble upon it again, they may decide to stop it where it stands.
  • A tow truck picks it up – if a parking officer finds you breaking the rules again and sees a history of unpaid tickets and the fee is large enough, you might be surprised to find it missing 
  • Collection agencies will bother you – you can ignore them, but the fee won’t go away, and debt will still accumulate
  • You might get arrested – although parking tickets are not an offense over which you can be arrested if you ignore them, some states may summon you for a court hearing. If you ignore or miss that a warrant might be issued

Can I get a parking ticket if I’m in the car?

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Being in the car, even behind the wheel, doesn’t stop a parking officer from issuing a ticket. Some of them may be kind enough to inform you to move, but that’s a kind gesture and not an obligation; when it comes to the law, definitions matter. Under Texas Transportation Code, Section 545.302, a stationary vehicle is considered parked, unless actively engaged in loading or unloading merchandise and passengers. This does not mean, however, that you can stop and wait for the people or goods.

Do parking infractions increase my insurance?

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The I Drive Safely portal confirms for us that parking citations do not affect your insurance. Parking tickets can, however, indirectly affect your insurance if you don’t deal with them in a timely fashion. If left unchecked, they can lead to your license or registration suspended, which will be noted by insurance companies. In this case, they won’t ask how it happened. They only care that it did. This is one of the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore the tickets and opt for disputing them with DoNotPay.

Traffic tickets, on the other hand, give insurers a better idea of your driving patterns. If you’re the type of person to receive them, they can increase your insurance premium. Luckily, DoNotPay can assist you with these as well.

Do I need a lawyer to dispute my parking fine?

When fighting citations, there are no legal requirements to have an attorney cooperate with you on this. DoNotPay acts as your virtual lawyer since it recognizes all types of situations and understands regulations well. The app is the first of its kind and shows us what the future of handling small legal disputes, like a parking citation, will look like. 

How much do lawyers in Arlington, Texas, cost?

According to ZipRecruiter, the average lawyer in Arlington costs around $40 per hour. Although most traffic lawyers will agree to take care of the ticket for a fixed fee, you can do the same job for FREE with DoNotPay. You also save yourself the time and effort it takes to scout for one, schedule an appointment, complete paperwork, etc.

How do I pay Arlington parking tickets?

Assuming you’ve already contested your ticket with DoNotPay and got a negative result, you can always pay for it in the following ways:

OnlineAt this official link.
In PersonMunicipal Court,
101 S. Mesquite St.,
Court Clerk’s office,
working hours 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By MailArlington Municipal Court, 101 S. Mesquite St., First Floor, Arlington, TX  76010
PhonecallCall 1-888-604-7888 and follow IVR instructions. The method works 24/7/365

DoNotPay helps users fight and beat tickets in any city

DoNotPay helps users fight parking tickets in every city in the US and UK. Here are a few cities we’ve helped users dispute the most tickets in:

What else can I do with DoNotPay?

We mentioned in the first segment DoNotPay has many uses, here are some situations it can help you with:

  1. Beating speeding tickets
  2. Generating virtual credit cards, used for avoiding unnecessary recurring charges
  3. Creating cases against individuals and companies in small claims court
  4. Handling flight delay compensation
  5. Waiting in queue with customer service for you, then connecting you once a representative answers
  6. Arranging a faster DMV appointment
  7. Contesting traffic citations
  8. Canceling services and subscriptions you no longer want