How to Deal With Stamford Parking Tickets
Parking ticket fines are costly, but avoidable. This article will explain all you need to know about a parking citation in Stamford, Connecticut, and how you can fight it! It will also introduce you to DoNotPay, a reliable service that can help you beat any parking ticket in seconds!
Parking Citation Penalties in Stamford
The city of Stamford recognizes 34 parking violations, each one with a fine that you must pay if you commit the violation. The following table is an overview of each violation, and the fine you must pay for each:
|Parking on Sidewalk||03||$80|
|Wrong Way on Street||04||$80|
|Parking within 25 inches of Crosswalk||05||$80|
|Parking within 50 inches of Railroad Crossing||06||$80|
|Parking on a Bridge Elevated||07||$120|
|Parking Within 25 inches of a Street Corner or Intersection||08||$80|
|Parking without a valid permit or failure to present a valid permit||09||$80|
|Blocking a Driveway||10||$50|
|Parking in a safety zone||11||$80|
|Parking within 30 inches of a flashing beacon, a traffic control signal or a stop sign||12||$80|
|Obstructing a street excavation||13||$80|
|Parking over 12 inches from a curb||14||$80|
|Parking within 20 inches on the same side of a fire station or 75 inches on the street opposite to a fire station.||15||$80|
|Occupying more than one space in a parking lot||16||$50|
|Parking in a commercial loading zone||17||$50|
|Parking on a crosswalk||18||$80|
|Parking near an official sign that prohibits stopping or parking||19||$80|
|Parking on a fire lane||20||$80|
|Parking on a bus stop||22||$80|
|Parking within 10 inches of a fire hydrant||23||$120|
|Parking on a handicapped space||24||$175|
|Overnight commercial parking in Residential Area||25||$120|
|Parking in an area that is restricted to those with a residential permit only||26||$90|
|Parking within an intersection||27||$80|
|Parking on a snow emergency route||28||$120|
|Parking on the city right of way||29||$80|
|Misuse of a parking lot permit issued by the city||30||$120|
|Overtime commercial parking in a residential area||31||$80|
|Alternate side parking that leads to snow accumulation||32||$25|
|Parking in a space for more than 120 hours||33||$50|
|Impound order due to unpaid parking tickets||35||$50|
How Do I Pay a Parking Ticket in the City of Stamford?
You have a few options when paying a parking fine in Stamford. When paying a parking ticket, you must submit the following information:
- Ticket number
- License plate number
- Full name and address
- Email address
- Phone Number
The following list is an overview of where and how you can pay your fee:
- Online payment using a credit or debit card on the link found here. The accepted payment methods include Visa, Amex, Discover and MasterCard, as well as debit cards.
- If your citation number starts with SC and you cannot see it on the online system, contact (203) 977-4979 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a scan or picture of the citation
- You can pay in person at the parking office located on 888 Washington Boulevard, 1st Floor, Stamford, CT 06901. Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM – 4:15 PM.
- You can pay using a check, cash, money order or a credit or debit card.
- Their phone number is: (203) 977-4979
- Their fax is: (203) 977-5545
- Pay the ticket by mailing the ticket with a check or money order payable to the City of Stamford. Mail it to: City of Stamford, PO Box 120059, Stamford, CT 06912-0059
- Note that: if you are mailing in your payment, do not send cash!
Do I Need a Lawyer to Dispute a Parking Citation in Stamford?
The answer is no! A parking ticket lawyer will likely cost more than the ticket itself. The majority of lawyers charge per hour, and their costs lie between $100 to $1000! This price range is not affordable and is not necessary to pay. DoNotPay offers you an equivalent service for free so that you will save more money.
Hiring a lawyer is not necessary, and is extremely expensive. However, if you do want a lawyer, you need to follow these steps:
- First, you must conduct proper research, which includes looking for reviews of the lawyer from their previous clients and references for the lawyers.
- Be aware of scammers disguising themselves as real lawyers online and offline. To avoid being scammed, ensure that the lawyer can provide you with a physical address for their law firm,
- Before hiring a lawyer, you must check their credentials and their success rate with previous clients.
Contest Parking Tickets in Stamford with DoNotPay
If you follow these five simple steps, then you can dispute a parking ticket in less than two minutes. All you have to do is:
- Open DoNotPay on your browser and go to the Parking Ticket product
- Answer a series of questions including: which state you got the ticket from, your ticket number, and a photo of the ticket
- Tell us a bit more on why you believe the ticket was wrongfully given
- Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send it for you or if you want to send it yourself
- Provide the mailing address of the traffic ticket issuer
These are all the steps you need to take to get an automatic appeal letter from DoNotPay! How easy was that?
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