Parking Violations

How to File an Appeal

M.G.L. Chapter 90, § 20A allows individuals to appeal unpaid parking tickets within 21 days from the date the ticket was issued by completing a Parking Ticket Appeal Form (PDF).

The appeal must include:
  • The name, address and contact information of the person appealing the ticket.
  • The name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle if it is not the same.
  • The reason for the appeal.
  • Any evidence, diagrams or documentation supporting the appeal.

Submit Your Appeal

The appeal may be returned in person or by mail (within 21 days from the date the ticket was issued) to:

Parking Appeals

Parking Department
75 John Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Hearing Process

The Parking Ticket Appeal Flowchart (PDF) is available to help citizens navigate the appeal and hearing process.

Decisions made by the Municipal Hearing Officer are final. An appellant may appeal the Parking Clerk's decision as outlined by M.G.L. Chapter 30A, § 14.

Comments, questions, or concerns related to Parking Ticket Appeals may be directed to the Municipal Hearing Officer at 978-674-4155, where every attempt to return your call in a timely manner will be made as appropriate - please note, however, that due to the volume of calls received, there may be delays in responding.

Keep in mind that all appeals are due in the office within 21 days from the date the ticket was issued, regardless of any questions you may have, as set by state law.