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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 Court Processes page.
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 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.
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 in 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. The City of Wichita citations should not be confused with private violations, and City citations must be handled through Municipal Court.
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.
The answer depends, and listed below are a few things you should consider.
Generally, restriction of parking on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Property owners and their agents can restrict parking on their property (i.e. employee-only, customer-only, time-limited, etc.). Private property owners have multiple options available to them in order to address unwanted parking on their property, including having the vehicle towed (provided that the appropriate signage identified in Section 11.99.030 of the Wichita Municipal Code are in place).
For more information on towing from a private lot, please see the Enforcement section of the Municipal Code. Private property owners are encouraged to consult their legal counsel for questions related to parking enforcement on their property.
Parking enforcement requests may be submitted to the City of Wichita here or by calling 316-352-4824.