The fee or parking ticket is issued by the municipality contrary to a parking fine or a report that is issued by the police. The fee in Saint-Gilles is usually 25€.

To dispute your parking fee, you must follow the specific procedure of the municipality.

Why could you challenge a parking fee?

Contest a parking ticket is always possible if you have a good reason. Here are some examples (non-exhaustive list):

  • Parking meter out of order (the one nearby too). The law then implies to put the blue disc.
  • You were in the process of paying the ticket machine when you received the fee.
  • Defect in form (eg error in the date, in the license plate, in the address, or the reason for the fee).
  • You were loading or unloading material. Your car was therefore legally "stopped" and not "parked".
  • Your car has been stolen (do not forget to join the theft report).

How to dispute a parking fee?

  • Send the dated and signed claim by mail or e-mail.
  • Mention in your complaint:
    • Last name and first name
    • Address
    • Objet of the complaint
    • Precise parking address
    • Fee number
    • License plate number

Deadline for contest and payment

  • Contest deadline: 15 days (from the date of the parking ticket).
  • Payment deadline: 5 days (from the date of the parking ticket).
  • First reminder: no extra charges.
  • Second reminder: fee increased by € 15.
  • After the second reminder, a legal civil procedure will be established and additional charges could be added.

Contacts to submit the complaint

How to avoid parking tickets?

You want to reduce risks to get a parking ticket in the future? Check the parking rules for Saint-Gilles here.

Police parking fine

Parking fines issued by the police are related to violations of the highway code and are not the responsibility of the municipality. If you received a parking fine, you can challenge it by returning the reply form that accompanies the ticket. You will find more information on the difference between a fine and a parking fee here.