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Dec. 13, 2012 9:30 am

You can now fight City of Philadelphia parking tickets online

Once you submit your appeal, a spokesman says you'll get a decision within 60 days -- by (first class) snail mail. That's to protect against people saying they never got a response, said Bureau of Administrative Adjudication director Jeremiah Connors. He said this might eventually change, though.

Good news for Philly’s disgruntled drivers: you can now fight parking tickets online.

Today the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication (that’s the fancy name given to the agency that handles parking ticket appeals) launched a simple site that allows you to explain why you didn’t actually deserve that parking ticket. You’re also given the opportunity to upload photographic evidence.

Visit the site here.

The site, six months in the works, comes on the heels of a bill sponsored by Councilmen Bobby Henon and Bill Green mandating that the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication allow people to fight tickets online and by mail. The site was built by Xerox, which handles the Parking Authority‘s management systems. (The Parking Authority, as you know, is the agency that issues the tickets. It is separate from the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, which actually falls under the city’s Finance Department.)

Once you submit your appeal, a spokesman says you’ll get a decision within 60 days — by (first class) snail mail. That’s to protect against people saying they never got a response, said Bureau of Administrative Adjudication director Jeremiah Connors. He said this might eventually change, though.

Oh, and read the FAQs. They’re fantastic.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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