How to Appeal Hawaii Parking Tickets Easily
Hawaii is one of the states with the most unpaid parking tickets, and rightfully so. The city is notorious for issuing parking tickets for violations that never occurred. In 2020, Hawaii News Now reported the state had over $11 million in unpaid fines due to data entry mistakes and poor handwriting.
If you're illegally issued a parking ticket in Hawaii and are confident you never committed the violation. In that case, the state allows you to dispute the through their official channels. This DoNotPay post explains the different ways you can fight a Hawaii parking ticket.
How Much Does a Parking Ticket Cost in Hawaii?
The cost of a varies depending on the parking violation committed. You may also pay extra if you fail to pay the initial fine on time. This table shows the price of a parking ticket for each offense:
|Violation Code||Offense Description||Fine||Fine + Penalty|
|9a.1||Parking in places that are prohibited but not limited to the following areas: driveways, lawns, sidewalks, grounds under repair medial strips, crosswalks, and planted areas||$40||$50|
|9a.2||Parking in areas not designated for your specific vehicle type||$40||$50|
|9a.3||Parking or operating a motor vehicle of any type inside a building||$40||$50|
|9a.4||Not parked wholly or double parking||$40||$50|
|9a.5||Parking in a reserved stall||$50||$60|
|9a.6||Parking in spaces for persons with disabilities||$260||$270|
|9a.6a (i)||Not displaying a placard||$260||$270|
|9a.6a (ii)||Displaying an invalid special plate or placard||$260||$270|
|9a.6b||Forgetting to display placards while parking in a disability parking space||$260||$270|
|9a.7||Parking for more than 15 minutes in a loading zone||$50||$60|
|9a.15||Driving on areas other than roads, parking areas, or streets||$97||$107|
|9a.8||Parking in an incorrect zone||$40||$50|
|9a.9||Parking without a licensed permit||$40||$50|
|9a.11||Failing to pay daily parking fees||$40||$50|
|9a.12||Doctoring information on an application||$50||$60|
|9a.13||Displaying or using an invalid permit or pass||$40||$50|
|9a.14||Possessing or using an altered, defaced, counterfeit, stolen, or illegally transferred permit||$100||$110|
How to Pay for Your Parking Ticket in Hawaii
If you admit to committing a parking violation in Hawaii and are issued with a parking ticket, you can pay for the Hawaii parking ticket through the following channels:
You can clear your parking ticket in Hawaii in person with a check, money order, or prepaid card to any district court on your island. Note that you may pay an additional $25 fee for late or dishonored payments.
You can admit to the parking violation by calling the district court at (800) 679-5949 and paying for your parking ticket using your prepaid card. Make sure to have the parking ticket number or license plate for easier confirmation.
Visit Hawaii e-traffic portal and fill out the online payment form to clear your parking ticket fee. Input your details and select the payment method you'd like to use to pay for your parking ticket.
Send your parking ticket fee to any of Hawaii's district courts in a pre-addressed envelope. You can do this through check or money order.
Can I Contest/Dispute/Appeal My Parking Ticket in Hawaii?
If you didn't commit a parking violation and get a parking ticket, you can appeal the ticket by submitting a written statement requesting a hearing. Your letter must be mailed in a pre-addressed envelope to the district court on your island within 21 days of issuing.
On the day of the hearing, a judge will listen to your case and determine whether you committed the infringement or not based on the evidence at hand. If the ruling isn't in your favor, you can appeal the judgment within 30 days of the verdict by requesting a trial. If the trial goes in your favor, the judge will vacate the infraction, and if they don't, you must pay the parking ticket plus additional penalties as the judge sees fit.
Contest Parking Tickets in Hawaii in Less Than 120 Seconds
Here's 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.
From there, wait for a response from your ticket issuer to know whether you won.
DoNotPay Helps Users Fight and Beat Tickets in Any City
DoNotPay can help you contest and win parking tickets in any city, such as:
- Parking citations in New York
- Citations in Rutgers
- Parking tickets in Seattle
- Los Angeles parking infringements
- Citations in Chicago
- Parking violations in San Jose
- Parking infractions with SFMTA
- Parking tickets in New Orleans
- California parking tickets
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay's expertise doesn't begin and end with contesting a Hawaii parking ticket. Additional services DoNotPay can provide include:
- Renewal of car registration
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Do you need help contesting a Hawaii parking ticket? Don't struggle with the system. Let DoNotPay help you appeal and beat the parking ticket so you can go on with life as usual.