Parking Violation Appeal

In accordance with City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances, Article III, Section 26-46(d)2(b), parking citation administrative fees may be waived by the City Manager or designee upon receipt of an affidavit of explanation, received or postmarked within 7 calendar days writing of the original citation, under the following circumstances only:

1. Malfunctioning meter
2. Valid and verifiable emergencies
3. Governmental employees on verifiable official business (when initially legally parked)
4. City volunteers due to verifiable volunteer duties
5. Citation issued in error
**No other exceptions provided by city ordinance**

Image of Citation

Please attach a full and clearly legible scanned copy. Cell phone photos are NOT accepted. Affidavits submitted without an acceptable copy of the citation will not be reviewed. Total size limit for each image cannot exceed 1 MB. The only file types allowed are bmp, gif, png, jpg and jpeg. (Required)

The Gainesville Police Department's Legal Office will notify you via the email address you provide within 60 days as to whether or not the citation has been dismissed. Citations contested within the 7 day period will not accrue any additional fees.

Please note: timely notification regarding the results of the review process will be hindered if you provide incorrect or incomplete information, thereby increasing the possibility of late fees. All relevant information/documentation supporting your request for dismissal must be attached to this affidavit of explanation. For example, if you are contesting a citation issued for failure to display a valid handicap placard, you must submit a full and legible copy of your handicap placard and driver's license with this electronic form.

**Affidavits submitted beyond the 7 day period will not be reviewed.**


First Name (Required)

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Last Name (Required)

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Telephone
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Mailing Address/P.O. Box:
(i.e. 1234 SW 30 ST N. APT 123) (Required)

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City (Required)

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State (Required)

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Zip Code (Required)

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E-mail (Required)

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Citation Number (Required)

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Date Citation Issued
Date Format: MM/DD/YYYY (Required)

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Vehicle Tag Number (Required)

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Explanation
Max. of 400 characters. Provide specific and verifiable facts which substantiate your appeal. (Required)

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Image of Citation
Please attach a full and clearly legible scanned copy. Cell phone photos are NOT acceptable. Total size limit for each image cannot exceed 1 MB. The only file types allowed are bmp, gif, png, jpg, and jpeg. (Required)

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Image 1
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The making of false statements to obtain dismissal of a parking citation constitutes a violation of Florida Statute 837.06, punishable by up to 60 days in jail.

Electronic Signature of Affiant
Type in full name. (Required)

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