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Dispute Your Parking Ticket

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Learn more about parking policies, stations, and payment options.

There are 2 types of tickets you may receive from the MBTA. They are delivered, paid for, and disputed in different ways.

Learn more about parking tickets and invoices

Parking Tickets for Non-payment

You have 30 days from the invoice date to dispute parking charges. You will receive a response to your appeal within 30 days, and you may be asked to schedule a hearing.

With your appeal, you’ll need to include:

  • A copy of the invoice
  • A short explanation for the appeal
  • Evidence to support your claim, such as receipts or maps

Transit Police Violations

MBTA Transit Police violations are usually in orange envelopes, tucked under the windshield of the car. You must work with the MBTA Transit Police to pay or appeal these tickets.

If you believe you received an MBTA Transit Police parking ticket in error, you can dispute the fine by requesting a hearing within 21 days of receiving the ticket.

By Mail

  1. Write a short letter explaining that you would like to request a hearing related to your parking ticket.
  2. Gather the documents to support your case.
  3. Enclose everything in an envelope with your return address, and mail it to:
    • MBTA Parking Clerk
    • 240 Southampton Street
    • Boston, MA 02118-2723
  4. The Parking Clerk will contact you with a date for your hearing.
  5. Once you have your hearing, the decision of the Parking Clerk is final.