§ 12-2806.  Answer. 318
   (1)   In answer to a parking ticket or notice of violation, a person to whom such ticket or notice was issued may:
      (a)   admit the commission of the violation by payment of the fines, and any costs and additional fees due; 319
      (b)   admit with explanation;
      (c)   deny liability and request a hearing in person with respect to the parking violation;
      (d)   deny liability and request a hearing by telephone provided that the respondent satisfies any definition under subsection 12-1117(1)(a), (b), or (h) of The Philadelphia Code (relating to "Physically handicapped and disabled or severely disabled veteran parking"); or
      (e)   deny liability and request that adjudication be conducted by submission of written testimony and other evidence using the mail or by electronic submission, including but not limited to, email, website or facsimile transmissions.
   (2)   The regulations issued by the Director of Finance pursuant to subsection 12-2802(1) shall provide for the manner by which a parking ticket or notice of violation may be answered and contested. The regulations shall provide for the answer and review of contested violations by personal appearance, by mail, by telephone, by submission of written testimony and other evidence using the mail or by electronic submission, including but not limited to, email, website or facsimile transmissions, or in such other manner as the Director of Finance deems appropriate, including, without limitation, telephonic hearings, if needed, to resolve a contest raised by subsection 12-2806(1)(e). The Parking Authority is required to provide access by hyperlink on the Parking Authority Website to any website that the Director of Finance shall designate for electronic submission.
   (3)   A person who admits the commission of a parking violation shall, and a person who admits with explanation may, at the time of submission of the answer, pay the civil fines and costs, and any additional fees as may be due for failure to answer within the time required.
   (4)   If the person to whom a parking ticket or notice of violation is issued is a minor, such person shall be permitted to contest the violation or otherwise admit responsibility for a parking violation without the necessity of the appointment of a guardian, and the City may proceed against such person in the same manner as if that person were an adult.

 

Notes

318
   Amended, Bill No. 120106-A (approved June 6, 2012), effective December 3, 2012.
319
   Amended, Bill No. 110757 (approved December 14, 2011), effective March 13, 2012.