Challenge a parking ticket

Did you get a parking ticket (naheffingsaanslag)? And do you disagree with it? Then you can make a formal challenge at the municipality.

How does it work?

Would you like to challenge a parking fine? Submit your challenge within 6 weeks after the date (dagtekening) stated on the parking ticket. Are you making a challenge later? Explain why you were not able to make a challenge earlier.

Do you want to make a challenge for more than 1 parking fine? Fill in a separate form for each fine.

Objection possible

You can make a challenge if:

  • You pulled your car over to the side of the road to administer first aid at the scene of an accident. Or to get quickly to a doctor or hospital for yourself or somebody else.
  • The car no longer belongs to you. Your registration in the number plate registry is incorrect.
  • Your car was stolen.

Did you already pay the parking ticket? Then you can still challenge the ticket.

No objection possible

You cannot make a challenge if:

  • You had personal reasons.
  • Your bank pass or credit card was declined.
  • You returned to your car too late. For example because your appointment took longer than planned or because you got lost.
  • You think the amount is too high.

Challenge the ticket

You can make a challenge online or by post. First check what you need in your challenge.

Needed to challenge the ticket

  • The number of the parking ticket (assessment number).
  • The number plate of your car.
  • The registration number of your parking permit.
  • Supporting evidence. You always need these for a challenge. Examples are:

    • A digital overview of the parking history for the parking permit.
    • A scan or digital photo of your parking permit.
    • A scan or digital photo of your proof of payment. Or a copy of your bank statement.
    • A digital overview of the times you paid with your mobile telephone.
    • Proof of emergency assistance.
    • A declaration that your car was stolen (copy of the police report).

View, pay or challenge the ticket online

You can look at, pay or challenge the parking ticket online using the digital form.

Make a challenge online

Make a challenge by post

You can also send a letter of objection to the Municipal Parking Division. Always include the following information in your letter (bezwaarschrift):

  • The number of the parking ticket (assessment number).
  • The date and time you parked.
  • The personal details for the person who parked the car and for the person who is making the challenge. This is necessary only if this is not the same person.
  • The number plate of the (motor) vehicle.
  • The reason(s) for making the challenge.
  • The signature of the person making the challenge.
  • Supporting evidence (see Needed in your challenge).

How long does it take?

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

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

The municipality will try to take a decision on your objection within 8 weeks. You will be notified of the decision. You do not have to pay the outstanding amount until you get the decision.

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