Contesting Parking Tickets in Atlanta, GA

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Dispute Atlanta parking tickets from your phone and win

Contrary to popular opinion, paying your infraction isn’t easier than contesting it. Not when you use our app. The DoNotPay app takes only a couple of minutes to challenge your citation in any city in the US for free.

Beating parking fines has never been easier

Just by hearing how many tickets our app has overturned so far, will convince you of the success of the DoNotPay app. As Newsweek reported, our AI Consumer Champion has managed to save more than $4 million, by efficiently fighting 160,000 citations and counting. With our app, contesting infractions has never been easier!

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Contest Atlanta infractions in less than 120 seconds

The city of Atlanta relies on a parking management company ATL Plus to resolve any issues regarding parking facilities, regulations, and violations. This agency takes pride in its extensive parking network with thousands of paid parking spaces available for both the residents and visitors of this vibrant city.

Still, locals violate parking regulations daily. Most of them would pay the citation, even if it wasn’t entirely their fault, believing it to be the easiest thing to do, instead of trying to contest it and have it dismissed completely or at least considerably reduced.

With the DoNotPay app, the appeal process takes less than 120 seconds. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Use the app directly on your web browser
  • Answer several short and easy questions about your infraction
  • Upload the photo of the ticket to the app

In turn, the app will create an appeal letter written according to the laws and policies of your area, which you can use to dispute your ticket and win. You can take the letter generated by the app to the court hearing and use it as a script.

It takes less than two minutes for our app to work its magic and have your citation overturned.

Is appealing a citation worth it?

As the success rate of 74% suggests, disputing an infraction with our app is worth the hassle. But the 5% of people who decide to challenge their tickets usually choose the traditional way.

The city of Atlanta takes the appeal process seriously, so the ATL Plus, Atlanta Municipal Court, and the Department of Public Works have joined forces to speed up this procedure. When the parking authorities give you a fine, you have 14 days of the issuance day to either pay or dispute it. During the appeal process, you won’t have to pay any additional penalties or late fees.

There are three ways to challenge your infraction:

  1. Online - use the application found on the ATL Plus website. Make sure to include pictures of your car, the license plate, or any other proof you may have to validate your claims.
  2. In-person - select this option only if you are unable to access the website and submit your appeal online. Gather all the evidence in your favor, and bring it to:
    1. 150 Garnett Street
    2. Atlanta, GA 30303
  3. By mail - in case you can’t use the online application, nor can you file the dispute forms in person, you can mail all the necessary documentation to the same address as the above.

After the authorities have reviewed your case and depending on your violation and the evidence provided, they may dismiss your case entirely, and notify you by email, or schedule a court hearing to discuss it in greater detail.

With the DoNotPay app, the procedure is simple. Within minutes, you will have a dispute letter in your hands ready to bring you a win for free.

How much time does DoNotPay save?

Appealing a fine all by yourself, either online, by mail, or in-person doesn’t last too long. But, it could take days for them to review your case and reach a decision. If they schedule a court hearing, it can take much longer than that.

With the DoNotPay app, the procedure is reduced to only a few minutes and it is highly efficient.

Will DoNotPay help me fight parking tickets from private companies?

As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta experiences problems with free parking spaces. That is why, apart from government-owned parking facilities, there are private parking lots as well.

Luckily for you, the DoNotPay app helps dispute citations issued on parking facilities belonging to the government and private parking companies. If you get a fine in some other city in the US, don’t worry because our app has got you covered. The DoNotPay app successfully fights infractions in any city in the US for free.

Chances are you have encountered private parking spaces belonging to some of the well-known parking companies such as:

  • Lanier Parking
  • Douglas Parking
  • SP+ or Standard Parking
  • Laz Parking
  • Imperial Parking
  • Ace Parking
  • Towne Park
  • ABM Parking Services

Do I need a lawyer to dispute a parking citation in Atlanta, GA?

With such a straightforward appeal process, you don’t need an attorney to overturn an infraction in Atlanta. But, if you would feel more confident and comfortable with representation during your hearing, then you may hire a lawyer. In that case, you will have to go through several steps:

  • Do your research - see which are the best attorneys in your area and how much would it cost you to hire someone with their reputation
  • Make a list of the best candidates and arrange meetings with them to discuss your case and their fees
  • Determine whether you are willing to spend an entire fortune on a lawyer

Lawyers are expensive, and you will spend much more on their costs than on the ticket itself. But, with the DoNotPay app, you won’t pay a dime trying to appeal an infraction because our virtual lawyer is free of charge.

How much does a parking ticket lawyer cost in Atlanta?

Flat fees of parking ticket lawyers in Atlanta start at $200. Depending on their skills, reputation, and your parking violation, their cost can significantly increase. The lowest parking infraction cost is $25 for offenses such as general parking violation, wrong-way parking, or parking on the narrow street. Add to this expense the lawyer’s fee, and you will spend a fortune on disputing a parking citation!

With our app, you will save money, because it is free, and dismiss your infraction or reduce it considerably in no time.

How do I pay for the Atlanta parking ticket?

ATL Plus offers four different payment options for Atlanta infractions:

  1. Online - use the online payment application on the ATL Plus’ website. Enter the ticket or plate number. You can use only a Visa or MasterCard credit card to complete the payment. This option is available 24/7.
  2. By phone - call toll free number 888-266-1360 and carefully follow the instructions. Prepare your ticket or plate number, along with Visa or MasterCard credit card. You can use this option 24/7 as well.
  3. In-person - bring your infraction with you and stop by the Municipal Court of Atlanta to complete the payment on the spot at:
    1. 150 Garnett St S.W.
    2. Atlanta, GA 30303
    3. Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  4. By mail - write your ticket number on your money order or check payable to the city of Atlanta, and mail to:
    1. ATLPlus
    2. P.O. Box 2404
    3. Atlanta, GA 30301

Pay or contest?

EaseTime CostBenefits
PayOnline and by phone requires following simple instructions, by mail and in-person is much more complexTwo business days for payments online and by phone, while by mail and in-person up to a few daysFrom $25 do $100You don’t have to worry about a thing
DisputeSuper easy with the DoNotPay app Less than 120 secondsNothingSaves money, time, and even if it was your fault, you might dispute it or reduce it considerably

What happens if I don’t pay for my ticket?

In Atlanta, you have to either pay or contest your parking infraction within 14 days of the issuance date. After this due date, the authorities start adding late fees to the unpaid and unappealed tickets. That way, if you have received a $35 fine for an expired parking meter, with the late fee, your citation rises to $70.

In case you collect three or more outstanding fines, or if you have more than $100 in infractions, your vehicle will get booted and towed. To release it from the boot, you will have to settle your debt, and pay an additional $75 for the removal fee. If you don’t pay within 24 hours of booting your car, it will get towed. In this case, you will have to pay all the unpaid infractions, late, tow, and storage fees.

Do parking tickets go on my record?

No, they don’t go on your record. Moving violations such as traffic and speeding citations affect your record. If you collect more unpaid infractions, the DMV might suspend your license and registration, and you won’t get a renewal sticker. It is always better to pay or dispute your fines than to ignore them and pile them up.

Do I need to pay parking fines I receive in another state?

Yes, you do have to pay or contest them. It doesn’t matter whether it is your state of residence or not. That is why most cities, like Atlanta, have several different payment options. But, with the DoNotPay, you can rely on it to contest infractions in any city in the US for free.

Do I have to pay for the tickets I get in a rental car?

Of course. Your car or a rental, it doesn’t matter. If you get a citation, you have to pay or appeal it. Continuing to ignore your infraction will only cause more problems. Rental agencies like U-save will charge your credit card for the fine, along with the service fee. It will cost you more than the sole cost of the ticket.

Can my car insurance go up?

Unlike moving violations, parking fines don’t affect your car insurance. Car insurance companies, such as Ez Center, don’t get notified about your unpaid citations. They will need your valid license and registration to renew your insurance policy. If the DMV has suspended your documents because of the outstanding infractions, then you won’t be able to maintain your car insurance.

Can I get a ticket while I’m in the car?

Yes, you can. As long as your parked car violates any parking regulations, the parking officer has no other choice than to issue an infraction on your name. You have to be aware of the rules and signs, no matter if you have parked for a minute or longer. Be careful where you park.

How much does Atlanta make from parking tickets?

A study revealed that Atlanta cashes in $5.5 million per year from parking citations only. It further shows that the parking ticket revenue is $11.85 per ticket. As the contract with the ATL Plus is fairly recent, it remains to be seen how efficient their parking management is.

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 DoNotPay do?

Our app can help you with other annoying everyday issues such as:

  1. Contacting customer service on your behalf and connecting you once they reach a real human being
  2. Suing companies and people in small claims court
  3. Seeking compensation for delayed flights
  4. Getting an appointment with the DMV faster
  5. Beating speeding tickets
  6. Canceling any service or subscription
  7. Contesting traffic tickets
  8. Providing you with virtual credit cards to avoid unnecessary charges
  9. Jumping the phone queue for any company
  10. Disputing parking tickets in other cities too!

Short recap

Is it easy to fight a ticket?With the DoNotPay app challenging a citation is a piece of cake.
Does it take a long time to contest a citation?Our app takes less than 120 to overturn your infraction.
Is fighting an infraction worth the trouble?Definitely. The DoNotPay app dismisses your ticket entirely, or at least, it reduces it significantly.
Will it help with the private parking companies?Yes, our app can help you fight both types of infractions.
Do I need a lawyer for disputing a parking ticket?No, with the world’s first AI Consumer Champion, you will achieve the same effect.
How much will I have to pay the attorney?In Atlanta, a reasonable lawyer will cost you at least $200. But, our app is free of charge.
How can I pay for the citation?You can do it online, by mail, phone, or in-person. With our app, you can contest it successfully.
What consequences will I face if I don’t pay for my citation?First, the authorities will add late fees, then your car will be booted, and later towed.
Will parking infractions show up on my record?No, they don’t go on your record. The DMV might suspend your license if you pile up more unpaid tickets.
Am I legally obliged to pay the citations I receive in other countries? Yes. Luckily, with the DoNotPay app, you can challenge infractions in any city in the US for free.
If I rent a car and get fined, do I have to pay the citation? Of course. If you don’t pay or dispute it, the rental agency will charge your credit card for the fine and the service fee.
Will my insurance increase if I get a ticket?No, it won’t. But without valid documents, you won’t be able to maintain your car insurance.
If I’m in the car, can I still get a citation?Sure. If your car is improperly parked, you will get a fine.

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