Appeal your parking fine

Have you received a parking fine? And do you disagree with it? Then you can contest the fine. You can contest a parking fine online or in a letter.

You must submit your appeal within 6 weeks of the date (dagtekening) stated on the fine. Are you appealing the fine after the 6-week period? Then you must explain why you could not appeal the fine earlier. Your reaction will then no longer be within the legally prescribed deadline.

If you are contesting more than 1 parking fine, you will need to fill in a separate form for each assessment number.

When can you appeal the fine?

You cannot contest the fine in these cases:

  • Personal circumstances are not a valid reason for not paying the fine.
  • The Dutch court system has defined a number of situations which do not qualify for appeal:
    • Your bank pass or credit card was declined.
    • You did not return to your car in time because your appointment took longer than expected or you got lost.
    • You think the amount you have to pay is too high.

You may contest your fine in the following cases:

  • You did pay for parking.
  • You pulled your car to the side of the road in order to provide first aid at an accident or you or someone you were escorting needed to quickly get to a doctor or a hospital for urgent medical attention.
  • Your licence and registration in the number plate registry is incorrect. You are not or no longer the owner of the vehicle in question.
  • Your car was stolen.

What you need for an appeal

  • Assessment number
  • Registration number of your parking permit for visitors, sports club, companies or homeowners association (VvE)

Your appeal will also need to be backed by pieces of evidence, such as:

  • A digital overview of the list where you parked using your permit for visitors, sports club, companies or homeowners association.
  • A scan or digital photo of your proof of payment and/or copy of your bank statement. 
  • A digital overview of the list where you parked and paid with your mobile telephone.
  • A scan or digital photo of your parking permit.
  • A proof of emergency assistance if you provided first aid.
  • A declaration that your car was stolen (copy of the police report).

Contest the fine

You can contest the parking fine online or by post.

Contest online

Complete the form below to contest the fine. You will need to log in with you DigiD.

You can take a maximum break of 10 minutes from filling in the online form. Stopping for a longer amount of time will cause you to lose all of your work. Do you need more time? Click on the option ‘Opslaan en later verder gaan’ (Save and continue later) at the bottom of each page in the form. If you then provide your email address, you will receive a link. This link grants you up to 48 hours to finish filling in the form and to submit it. Please note: your work will be saved only in the menu items you have completed!

Contest your parking fine

Contest by post

You can also submit your appeal in a letter to the Municipal Parking Division. Always include the following information in your letter:

  • The assessment number.
  • The date and time you parked.
  • The personal details of the person who parked the car and of the person who is submitting the appeal (only if these are different people).
  • The number plate of the vehicle
  • The reason(s) for appealing the fine
  • The signature of the person contesting the fine.
  • Pieces of evidence

How long does it take?

  • Online: you will get an email confirmation of your appeal right away.

  • By post: you will get a confirmation of your appeal within 1 week.

The municipality will try to take a decision on your appeal within 8 weeks. You will be notified of the decision. You do not have to pay the fine until then.