Parking tickets may be heard in Municipal Court only after a review and denial by a person designated by the Chief of Police. If the parking ticket is not voided, the owner or person in possession of the motor vehicle shall have five (5) days from the date of notification to request a hearing in Fargo Municipal Court. Failure to pay the fine amount or request a hearing, in a timely manner, will result in an increase in the fine/fee amount.
In the event the owner or person in possession of the motor vehicle requests a hearing in Fargo Municipal Court, they may do so by posting a bond with the Clerk of Municipal Court in an amount equal to the dollar amount of the parking ticket. A copy of the parking ticket review form completed at the time a written request is made to the Police Department or North Dakota State University must be submitted to the Fargo Municipal Court at the time a hearing is requested.
The Clerk of Fargo Municipal Court shall provide notice of the time and place of the hearing. If after the hearing the Fargo Municipal Court makes a determination of not guilty, any sums paid to Fargo Municipal Court shall be returned to the person who requested the hearing. Sentencing upon a determination of guilt shall be in accordance with the Fargo Municipal Code.