How to Appeal Chelsea Parking Tickets in a Snap
Chelsea is among the affluent suburbs in Boston, Massachusetts, but its glamor shouldn't fool you. The town operates under the Boston area parking rules, one of the most expensive in America. In 2018 alone, the city generated over $61.3 million from issuing the 1.38 million parking tickets that Chelsea had a significant hand in.
If you're wrongfully issued a Chelsea parking ticket, you can contest the Chelsea parking ticket's validity through the city's official channels. This DoNotPay guide explains the path to follow when disputing a Chelsea parking ticket and how the DoNotPay robot can help in the entire ticket appeal process.
How Much Does a Parking Ticket Cost in Chelsea?
The cost of Chelsea parking tickets varies depending on the extent of the violation. The table below gives an account of each parking violation and the cost you can expect to pay in each case:
|Violation||Parking Ticket Fine||Late Penalty Fee|
|Bus Stand or Stop||$100||$33|
|(Zone A) Double Parking||$55||$18|
|(Zone B) Double Parking||$35||$11|
|No Valid Plate or Expired||$40||$13|
|Fenway Parking Event||$100||$33|
|HP-DV Only Parking||$120||$40|
|Center Strip or Island||$40||$13|
|10 feet or less from a Fire Lane||$100||$33|
|Unpaid Meter Fee||$40||$13|
|(Zone B) No Parking||$55||$18|
|No Standing or Stopping||$90||$30|
|Invalid Resident Parking Permit||$100||$33|
|Away from Meter Space||$25||$8|
|1 Foot Over from Curb||$35||$11|
|Over the Meter Limit||$40||$13|
|Over the Posted Limit||$40||$13|
|Heavy Vehicle Overnight||$100||$33|
|(no tow) Overnight Street Cleaning||$90||$30|
|Resident Only Permit||$60||$20|
|Within 20 feet of an Intersection||$40||$13|
How to Pay for Your Parking Ticket in Chelsea
There are several ways to pay for your Chelsea parking ticket. They will likely already display them on your issued parking ticket. These include:
The most convenient way to pay for your Chelsea parking ticket is via their online platform using your prepaid card – debit or credit card. You'll have to pay an additional 2.75% fee on top of the parking ticket fine as a service fee to the card processor.
You can pay for your Chelsea parking tickets by sending a check or money order to the city of Boston. Include your name and address, plus registration and ticket number for the transaction to go through.
You can pay for your Chelsea parking ticket via phone using your MasterCard, American Express, Visa, or Discover. Ensure you have your ticket number or license plate number for easy tracking. Also, you'll pay an extra 2.5% of the total parking ticket cost to the cardholder.
Visit the parking clerk's office at City Hall to clear your Chelsea ticket fee using your debit or credit card, check money order, or visa. You'll have to pay an additional 2.5% fee for the entire ticket cost.
|City of Chelsea Contact Details|
|In-person Payment Address:||500 Broadway, Room 209, Chelsea, MA|
|Mail-in Payments Address:||City of Chelsea, Parking Violations, PO Box 505794,
Chelsea, MA 02150
|Online Payment Portal:||https://chelseama.rmcpay.com/|
Can I Dispute, Contest, or Appeal My Parking Ticket in Chelsea?
Yes, if you're issued with a parking ticket, you can dispute the Chelsea parking ticket through one of the following avenues:
You can dispute a Chelsea parking ticket via their online portal. Complete the online form and wait for an official reply within 10 business days. Remember to have your ticket number or license plate number and any supporting documents to plead your case.
Send an official dispute letter to Chelsea's official address detailing why you think the parking ticket is a mistake, and it should be declared null and void.
You can't appeal a Chelsea parking ticket verbally, but you can visit their premises and deliver the parking ticket appeal yourself. Visit the city of Chelsea at its official address, during office hours – Monday from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday 8 AM to 7 PM, and Friday from 8 AM to 12 PM.
Is Contesting a Parking Ticket in Chelsea Worth the Hassle?
While a parking ticket may not appear on your driving record, it may affect other areas of your life, so contesting one is always the right move. If you fail to pay for your Chelsea parking tickets, your vehicle may be towed and the insurance provider involved. Not paying for a Chelsea parking ticket also lowers your credit score, especially if it's handed over to a debt collection agency.
Contest a Chelsea Parking Ticket in Less Than 120 Seconds
Major publications from Business Insider to BBC and VentureBeat have praised the DoNotPay robot lawyer for successfully disputing and winning over 200,000 parking tickets. You can become part of this success story too.
This is how to get started:
- Log in to DoNotPay and find the Parking Tickets product.
- Upload a photo of your parking ticket.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the parking ticket is a mistake.
- Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
- That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.
And that's really it. Look out for a response from your traffic issuer that you've won.
DoNotPay Helps Users Fight and Beat Tickets in Any City
DoNotPay can help you beat any city's parking tickets. Some of the places DoNotPay can help contest and win a ticket include:
- New York citations disputes
- Seattle parking tickets
- Chicago parking citations
- San Jose, CA parking tickets
- Los Angeles parking infractions
- New Orleans parking tickets
- Rutgers parking citations
- SFMTA parking citations
- Parking tickets in California
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay can help contest a Chelsea parking ticket, plus other issues you may have. Some of the additional areas DoNotPay specializes in include:
- City repairs
- Renewing car registrations
- Insurance claims
- Locate unclaimed money
- Airline compensation hacks for flights
- Car lease negotiating
- Appeal seatbelt disputes
- Launch a complaint against any company
Contesting a Chelsea parking ticket or any other violation is always a challenging affair; you're never sure of a positive outcome. Let DoNotPay eliminate the guesswork in your appeal. The DoNotPay robot lawyer has a high success rate in disputing tickets all over America.