Parking Ticket Appeal Process
If you have received a parking ticket and you disagree with the violation, we ask that you first contact the issuing authority to discuss the ticketed violation. If you are not satisfied after speaking with the issuing authority, then please ask to speak with the on-duty patrol supervisor, who will assist you further.
If you are not satisfied after meeting with the on-duty patrol supervisor, you may appeal the ticket by downloading and completing the Parking Ticket Appeal Form (PDF). The appeal form is a fillable PDF document that can be completed on your computer and emailed to us, or you may print the form and manually complete it. If you manually complete the form, you must bring it to the Biddeford Police Department or mail it to the Biddeford Police Department at 39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005.
Following Receipt of Appeal
Once the completed appeal form is received, it will be processed by the records division and then forwarded to the Chief of Police, who will grant or deny the appeal.
If the appeal is granted, the records division will update the records system and notify you in writing.
If the appeal is denied, the records division will notify you of the denial and reason in writing.
Denial of Appeal
If your appeal is denied and you still desire to contest the parking ticket, you may come to the Biddeford Police Department and a Uniform Summons and Complaint will be issued with an assigned court date.
Also, please note that if your appeal is denied and payment of the penalty is not received within 30 days of the issuance of your ticket, the fine will double. If your ticket remains unpaid after six months it will be sent to a collection agency.
If you have any questions regarding this process or the appeal form, please call us at 207-282-5127.