Free Money Might Be Yours: Check Out L.A. City's Traffic Ticket Refund List

Comments (0)


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM

click to enlarge GET DIRECTLY DOWN / FLICKR
  • get directly down / Flickr
Justice can be so unjust (let us count the ways ... ). Like when you get a parking or traffic ticket and, irregardless of guilt, must pay up first and debate it later.

B.S., right?

At least the public servants of L.A. are trying to get some of you innocents your money back. The city recently revealed a web page for people to whom it owes cash for bad parking tickets:

The list (check for your name here) includes the names of more than 1,000 folks who haven't received their parking ticket refunds issued from Sept. 1, 2007 through Aug. 31, 2008.

The money adds up to $56,304.23 total but mostly includes small-time, one-off sums. (We spotted only $7 due to one person and more than $150 for others).

Still, it might be worth checking out. (If you're name's on the list, apply for your refund here).

The City Council voted Oct. 9 to put up the list, even though the cash has been laying around long enough that it's slated for the city's general fund.

A Department of Transportation official told us there is no deadline regarding when you can apply for your cash if you're on the list.

So go for it. Free money.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

Related Content


Now Trending

  • Sexual Predator Is Targeting Females in Eastside Park

    A sexual predator is on the loose in an Eastside park, police warned today. Cops say the creep has targeted "lone females" walking in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park three times between January and July. He has groped, exposed himself and even attacked with a knife, the Los Angeles Police...
  • Foster the People's Downtown L.A. Mural Is Coming Down

    The controversial Foster the People mural downtown is coming down, the office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. Despite claims by the pop band that it had necessary permits and that the artwork was legitimately produced, the mayor's office states what we reported previously: The piece is on a...
  • U.S. Reps Call For Federal Intervention in Dodger TV Blackout

    A group of local U.S. representatives wants the Federal Communications Commission to help end Time Warner Cable's blackout of Dodger games for competing cable and satellite providers. Negotiations to bring the team's games to AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network, Mediacom, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FIOS have gotten...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets


  • Street League Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship
    On Sunday, Street League Skateboarding touched down in the Galen Center at USC as part of a four-stop tour for SLS's Super Crown World Championship. The L.A. stop determined the roster for Super Crown, airing August 24th on FOX Sports 1. The final eight are Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Shane O'Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz, Matt Berger and Ishod Wair. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
  • Comic-Con's "Celebrity" Autograph Area
    A sometimes overlooked (but still incredibly unique) aspect of San Diego Comic-Con are the celebs available to sign autographs, as well as the autograph seekers themselves. If you've ever wanted to meet the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld or the guy who played Michelangelo in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are, as you wander the Autograph Area, you'll be able to connect with someone you didn't even realize you were waiting your whole life to meet! All photos by Rob Inderrieden.
  • Real Madrid Soccer Practice at UCLA
    Fans came out to greet world champion soccer team Real Madrid as they practice at UCLA. This is the first time that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has practiced with the team this year. All photos by Jeff Cowan.