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Frequently Asked Questions

​How can I contest my citation?

Parking citations may be contested in court. You have ten days from the date the citation was issued to schedule a court hearing. Failure to respond within ten days could result in additional fees being assessed. More information about requesting a court hearing can be found on the Wichita Municipal Court website.
How to request a court hearing

Why can't I feed the meter to continue parking in a space beyond the posted time limits?

Curbside parking is the most convenient parking available for visitors and patrons in a business district. Time limits are enforced to encourage turnover and to help make leave spaces open for short-term parking. Parkers requiring long-term parking are encouraged to park in one of the public garages, lots, or on-street spaces without time limits.

What is the difference between a private parking ticket/violation and a City parking citation?

Private parking violations or parking bills are issued by an owner or representative of a private lot. Those violations are not enforced by the City of Wichita. Property owners can charge people for parking on their property and they may place the bill on the vehicle in the form of a private violation. Consumers can contact the parking company if they have questions or wish to appeal the violation. They should follow the process described on the documentation they received. Appeals are generally handled on a case-by-case basis. If a private lot is properly signed, the City of Wichita is authorized to write a parking citation to enforce restrictions. City of Wichita citations should not be confused with private violations, and City citations must be handled through Municipal Court.

Does an individual with a disability need to pay a parking meter?

The State of Kansas (K.S.A. 8-1,126) provides the privilege of exempting from any parking meter fee of the State, city, or other political subdivision - motor vehicles that have a handicapped plate or placard issued by or for the use of the person with a disability.

Am I able to park my company's bus on the street?

The answer depends, and listed below are a few things you should consider.

What options does a private property owner have for addressing vehicles that are parked on their property without their permission?

Private property owners have multiple options available to them in order to address unwanted parking on their property, including placing a note on the vehicle, calling the City to issue a citation, and having the vehicle towed. For more information on towing from a private lot, please see the Laws and Enforcement section of this website.