If you disputed a parking ticket or camera violation and were found guilty, you can appeal the judge's decision. You must request an appeal hearing by mail within 30 days of the hearing decision.

You can choose to have the appeal hearing in person or have the judge make a decision based on the information and documents you submit with your appeal application.

While waiting for the decision, you may be charged penalties and interest. Booting, towing, and other enforcement actions may also be taken. You can avoid this by paying the total amount due now, although payment is not required to request an appeal.

To request an appeal, you must complete a Parking and Camera Violations Appeal Application.

Make sure you complete all sections, sign it, and include the required documents, or the form will be returned to you and you will have submit a new request.

Online

Download the application.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

If payment is included with your completed application, mail it to:

NYC Department of Finance
Adjudication Division
P.O. Box 3615
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008-3615

If payment is not included with your completed application, mail it to:

NYC Department of Finance
Adjudication Division - Appeals Unit
66 John Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038

Requests for appeal hearings must be made by mail. On your appeal application, you must indicate whether you want DOF to make a decision based on the information and documents included in your application or if you want to have a hearing in person.

DOF may deny the appeal request if:

  • It's been more than 30 days since the original decision
  • A previous appeal has already been decided
  • You're appealing a judgment vacate decision
  • Your appeal application is incomplete

Hearings By Mail

If you don't request an in-person hearing, the Department of Finance will mail you the Appeal Board's decision in 10 days.

Hearings In Person

If you want to appear in person, you must check the appropriate box on the appeal application. After the Department of Finance gets it, they will determine whether you should be granted an in-person hearing. DOF will notify you by mail whether or not your request has been granted in 30 days.

If they approve your request, the letter will include the hearing date and time. If you aren't granted an in-person hearing, they will mail you a decision based on the information and evidence you submitted.

In-person appeals are held at:

66 John Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

If a last minute emergency prevents you from attending a scheduled appeal, you must call the Appeals Board to let them know, or you won't be allowed to reschedule the appointment.

Call 311 for assistance.

You will receive the decision by mail, even if the appeal hearing is held in person. If you indicated on your appeal application that you wanted a hearing by mail, you will get the decision in about 10 days. If you have an in-person hearing, the decision will be mailed to you 10 days after the hearing.

Successful Appeals

If your appeal is successful and you paid the fine, the money will be applied to any unpaid violations. If you have no other unpaid violations, you will receive a refund. Your refund will be sent to you as a check or as a credit to your debit or credit card, depending on how you originally paid. It takes about 30 days to receive a refund.

Unsuccessful Appeals

If you lost your appeal, you can file an Article 78 proceeding with the New York State Supreme Court. You can learn more in person or by phone. Make sure you bring both the Decision and Order and the Appeal Decision with you.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: New York County Supreme Court Help Center
  • Address: 60 Centre Street, Room 116, New York, NY, 10007
  • Phone Number: (646) 386-3025
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If you indicated that you wanted an in-person hearing on your appeal request application and you are granted the appeal, you will receive a letter with the date and time of the hearing in about 30 days. Ten days after the hearing, you will get the decision by mail.

If you didn't request an in-person hearing, you will get a decision in about 10 days.

If it's been more than the normal timeframe and you haven't receive the decision letter yet, check the status of your violation. If there isn't any information available in the system, you can request status from the Department of Finance.

Call 311 if you need more help.

You can request a copy of your parking ticket or camera violation appeal decision.

You must be the registered vehicle owner and provide:

  • Your full name
  • Current address
  • Plate number
  • State the vehicle is registered in
  • Parking ticket or camera violation Notice of Liability number

You should note if your current address is different than the one on the violation or your Department of Motor Vehicles registration.

Your request will be processed in about 10 days.

By Mail

Write to:

NYC Department of Finance
Correspondence Unit
One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

In Person

Bronx DOF Business Center
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor (between East 155 and East 156 Streets)
Bronx, NY 10455
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Learn more about the Bronx Business Center.

Brooklyn DOF Business Center
210 Joralemon Street (between Court and Adams Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Learn more about the Brooklyn Business Center.

Manhattan DOF Business Center
66 John Street (between Dutch and William Streets)
New York, NY 10038
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Learn more about the Manhattan Business Center.

Queens DOF Business Center
144-06 94th Avenue (between Liverpool Street and Sutphin Boulevard)
Jamaica, NY 11435
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Learn more about the Queens Business Center.

Staten Island DOF Business Center
350 St. Marks Place, 1st Floor (between Hyatt Street and Victory Boulevard)
Staten Island, NY 10301
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Learn more about the Staten Island Business Center.

If you need more help or have additional questions about an appeal, you can request assistance online or by mail.

Please note that contacting the Department of Finance does not prevent penalties or interest from being added to your violation and does not extend payment deadlines.

Online

Contact DOF.

By Mail

Write to:

NYC Department of Finance
Correspondence Unit
One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007