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Chat Adjudication – Parking Tickets Only

Parking tickets can also be contested using Chat Adjudication within 60 calendar days of the date the ticket was issued. If you contest the ticket between 31 and 60 calendar days after it is issued, a penalty equal to the fine will be present. If found liable by the hearing examiner you would then be responsible for both the fine and penalty.

DMV is launching a pilot Chat adjudication program starting September 2019. Following this trial period, DC DMV will assess the program including user feedback and determine whether the pilot should be extended. Chat adjudication is a hearing in real-time using your computer to provide your testimony, submit evidence and discuss your defense to a parking violation with a hearing examiner.

For privacy reasons, DC DMV will send the hearing decision to the vehicle owner's address of record. However, if DMV cannot confirm the vehicle owner’s name and address through it’s vehicle registration database, we cannot proceed with the adjudication of the ticket using the chat option. You may opt to mail the adjudication request, submit it online or appear for in-person hearing during the answer period with proof of your identity and the vehicle registration.

In preparation for the chat adjudication:

  1. Scan your evidence to your computer and be ready to upload your documents at the start of your chat session.

  2. Have your parking tickets available, you can contest up to three (3) parking tickets using chat.

  3. Read and accept the terms and conditions.

  4. Upload your evidence.

  5. After hitting the Submit button, you will be directed to a virtual waiting room until a hearing examiner is available to start the chat.

  6. If there is a system outage before the session ends, you still have the option to contest the ticket until the end of the answer period.

  7. If the session is completed, the hearing decision letter will be mailed the next business day to the vehicle owner’s address of record. Please review and retain the hearing record.

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