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Old 24-Nov-2008, 10:49 PM
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downtown parking rules... need help/advice

I've been parking @ a street downtown for a good 4 months now.

this street has one of those signs with a BIG ROUND GREEN CIRCLE AND A P INSIDE IT which said 1H 7am-11pm. It also has a NO PARKING SIGN which said 11pm-7am BY PERMIT ONLY.

I park in the DAY and everytime i park i religiously make sure that i don't stay there for more than an hour. so just last week I was surprised to see a parking ticket. I noticed that there were no white lines on my any of my tires. After checking my ticket, I found out that he gave me a ticket which said PARKING w/o A VALID PERMIT. so naturally I was like WTF?

my questions are:
1)do you need a permit to park on a 1H 7am-11pm street?
2)from my understanding a NO PARKING 11pm-7am BY PERMIT ONLY means --> you can park at that street from 11pm to 7am only if you have a permit. so why did the parking guy gave me ticket for not having a permit when i parked in the day?

thanks in advance
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Old 24-Nov-2008, 11:02 PM
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I would go to the court house and see if you can talk to a cop or to parking by-law about it.
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Old 25-Nov-2008, 12:25 AM
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does it state the time on your parking ticket?? (Sorry I'm not familiar with tickets). If it does state the time, just bring it into court.
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I would be interested to know the outcome of this, I have a similar parking situation when I go to visit my girlfriend and was always confused by those signs.
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Old 27-Jan-2009, 05:38 PM
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still waiting for my court date....
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