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If you do not want to contest the citation but still want to provide an explanation to the Court, you must submit a letter entering a plea of no contest and attach your explanation with your payment. You must send the letter before the date and time printed on the front of the citation. IMPORTANT: If you choose this option, this will be considered your written appearance and you waive your right to a trial. The court may consider your written explanation in determining the penalty, and may refund some or all of the money paid.
You may contest your citation by requesting a trial. You may request a trial by either appearing in person or submitting a written request for trial before the court date and time printed on the front of your citation. You must indicate whether you wish to have an in-person trial or trial by affidavit (in writing). Important: if you are found to be in violation of the city parking code, the fine/penalty will not be reduced. If you are found not guilty or not in violation of a parking code or statute, the fine/penalty will not be imposed.
If you have a monthly parking permit and you received a parking citation because the permit was not visible to the parking enforcement officers, you may present your permit and the citation to the city’s parking division located at ___/a court clerk of the Beaverton Municipal Court. Monthly permit holders may be able to have the citation dismissed in cases where individuals failed to display their parking permits.
What if I don’t pay? You have 30 days to pay your citation or you can contest the citation in writing or in person to the Beaverton Municipal Court by the date on your citation. If you do not pick either option, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a letter from the Court. If the Court does not receive a response to the letter from the Court, the citation will be sent to collections, with additional fees added. Additionally, the cited vehicle may be subject to tow if there are four or more unpaid parking citations issued to the same vehicle.