The Parking Enforcement Division of the Police Department is responsible for providing fair and equitable enforcement of the portions of the Ketchikan Municipal Code and state law, when applicable, that regulate parking within the City. Those areas of enforcement include overtime violations, illegal parking, abandoned vehicles, and other violations of the parking laws.
Parking Citation Appeals
Parking Citation Appeal Form
Parking Citation Payments
Parking Citation Appeals: If you desire to contest a parking citation you must submit a written appeal to the Ketchikan Police Department, 361 Main Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901 within ten (10) days from the date of the citation. Your appeal must be signed and include your name and address, ticket number, vehicle's description, the reasons for your appeal, any evidence you wish to have considered, and a statement as to whether you request a hearing. If you do not request a hearing, your right to a hearing will be waived and a hearing officer will determine the appeal based on your written statement, the issuing officer's statements, the statement of any witnesses, and the hearing officer's own observations. If you timely request a hearing you will be offered a formal hearing before an administrative hearing officer with the right to be represented by counsel at your expense, to confront and question witnesses, to testify and to subpoena witnesses.
Parking Citation Appeal Form: Parking Citation Appeal Form
Parking Citation Payments: Make payment in person or by mail to City Finance Department, 334 Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. Do not send cash. Please write your citation number on your check or money order. Timely payment will resolve the violation and will waive all rights you have to appeal or contest it. Failure to pay or appeal said citation within ten (10) days from the date of issue will deem you to have admitted to the violation and to have waived all rights to appeal or contest the ticket. Payment will be immediately due and must be received within thirty (30) days to avoid an additional fee of $15. Unpaid tickets will be referred for collection, which may increase your costs. Two (2) or more unpaid tickets may also result in the removal and impoundment of the vehicle at the owner's expense.