Parking tickets are urban nightmares that many car owners often try to ignore, try not to forget, or just try to avoid altogether. To help you get over those annoying parking snafus, TicketZen makes paying for parking violations a snap.
The free iOS and Android app is currently available to residents in Chicago, Boston, Cambridge, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and State College, PA. To make a payment on a parking ticket, just scan the barcode from your ticket after selecting a city. The app then submits your payment to city for approval, which can take up to 24 hours. It only costs you an additional $1 to make a payment – a great bargain for the ease.
For those in San Francisco who want to have their tickets dismissed, there’s an app for that: Fixed. According to Fixed, about 50% of parking tickets can result in a dismissal of fines. Fixed will let you contest your charges using your phone, and if you win, the app takes 50% of the parking fine.