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Guidelines for Protesting a Summons
Parking Commission-Issued Summons

Decision-Making Procedure

  • Interview / statement from issuing officer
  • Evidence examined and a decision reached
  • Evidence includes photos of the violation, statements of witnesses / complainants
  • Response includes copies of photos and statutes cited if violation is upheld
  • Notification of the decision sent to name and address provided on protest form
  • If the violation is upheld, there is a payment date specified in the letter
    • If the payment is received after this date, the original fine doubles
  • Any questions should be addressed to the Office of the Parking Commission.
  • Second-Level Appeal:
    • Hearing may be scheduled before the Parking Commission at the next regular meeting
    • At the hearing you will have the right to present relevant information and testimony, and to ask questions of the commission and staff
    • The commission’s decision will be based on evidence presented by you, the commission staff, and the rules outlined in 14-251 of the Connecticut General Statutes
    • The decision of the commission is final and can be appealed only to the Superior Court

Police Department-Issued Summons

  • Protests must be made within 48 hours of issue
  • Protest must be filed with issuing officer
  • Decision to waive / uphold the summons is the responsibility of the police officer
  • The Parking Commission has no jurisdiction over summons issued by police officers