How to Appeal an Oshkosh Parking Ticket
The city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin is situated in Winnebago County and home to more than 67,000 individuals, making it the ninth largest city in the state. Visitors are welcome to tour the city’s zoo, convention center, riverwalk, and more! With the Oshkosh Police Department overseeing all parking regulations 24/7, it’s important to abide by traffic laws to avoid getting a citation. If you do get one, not to worry! This article will go over the ways you can deal with a pesky parking ticket. At the end of this article, find out how DoNotPay can appeal the citation for you in less than 5 minutes.
Parking Regulations in Oshkosh
As stated before, parking laws in Oshkosh are enforced by the city’s police department. Overnight street parking in the city is prohibited from 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM, even if the spot allows for parking during the day. If you would like to request for an overnight parking permit, you can call 920-236-5700 or apply online at this site. Make sure you have the address and details of your car at hand. Note that requests are limited to 3 days within a 30 day period.
Penalties for violating the city’s traffic regulations for the first time will be $75-$500, depending on the type of citation. The city considers each day of the violation as a separate offense, so you should never leave your vehicle unchecked for a long period of time.
More traffic regulations under the city’s municipal code can be found here.
Parking Permits Available in Oshkosh
If you’re in need of a longer parking permit, you can get one from the Oshkosh Police Department. The sale of permits begins at 8:00AM on the first of every month. Here’s a table of all of the parking permits sold by the authorities:
|Overnight parking||For overnight street parking from the hours of 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM. Can request for 3 days within a 30 day period.||Free|
|Monthly permit||Must be purchased for the specific street you will be parking along. The original cost of a monthly permit is $10. If purchased after the 15th day of the month, the permit costs $5.||$5.00-$10.00|
|Annual permit||Permit is valid for most locations within the city ordinance except for areas marked “Central City Parking Area”.||$120.00|
|Nine month permit||Permit is only available for the months between September and May. Can be purchased at any time within the period but will not be sold on a prorated basis.||$90.00|
Parking permits are limited and are offered at a first come first serve basis. All permit sales (except for overnight permits) must be purchased at the police department located in the Public Safety Building. The address is: 420 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI 54901.
I Got a Parking Ticket in Oshkosh
If you received a parking citation, don’t panic! The first thing to do is take photos of the parked vehicle that received the ticket so you can gather evidence for an appeal. Of course, this is only necessary if you believe you have no fault. If you clearly violated the city’s traffic regulations, it’s best to pay your ticket. Read the sections below for more information on how to pay or appeal your parking citation.
How to pay the fine
The city offers multiple ways to process payments:
- Telephone - Call (920) 236-4848
- In-person - Go to the Clerk Of Courts Office located at 415 Jackson Street
- Online - Fill out the e-payments form here
If paying by check, make it payable to: Winnebago County Clerk of Courts, 415 Jackson St., P.O. Box 2808, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808
How to appeal the citation
The city allows you to make appeals online or in-person. Here are the instructions how to do so online:
- Go to the Oshkosh parking appeal site.
- Review the instructions listed.
- Enter your citation number and license plate number.
- Provide your personal details and the reason for your appeal.
- Wait for an email from the city with the result. If you are unhappy with the result, the city will provide you with further instructions.
If you want to appeal the citation in-person, forms are available in two locations:
- Kiosk on first floor of City Hall, 215 Church Avenue
- Oshkosh Police Department, 420 Jackson Street
If you do not have access to a computer, you can inform the department and you will receive a letter in the mail regarding the decision.
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- Log-in to your DoNotPay account and go to the Parking Ticket product.
- Upload a photo of your citation, provide photo evidence, and include your own argument.
- Submit your request and DoNotPay will mail the appeal letter for you (if you want).
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