The other day I received a parking ticket that I think is bogus. Unfortunately I do not think I have any recourse. I live in a building that has businesses on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. Occasionally when I get home early I park at the curb in front of the building. Sometimes on the weekends I park there and leave my car there all weekend. Because of the businesses there are signs saying "Two Hour Parking Only". But these signs are accompanied by portions of the curb which are painted which led me to believe that the painted portions of the curb are the "Two Hour Parking Only" zones while the rest of the unpainted curb is free for what ever use. But now after a couple months I find a ticket on my car telling me that I have parked over the two hour limit even though I was not parked on the painted curb. I called the police department and the dispatcher tells me that if there are no other signs and nothing else printed on the sign that indicates otherwise then only the painted areas should be considered two hour parking. So if I am right, and she is right, and the parking laws make any sense at all then I should not have gotten the ticket. The issue I find my self contemplating though is whether or not it is worth it to challenge the ticket. The ticket itself is for $46. I can pay it online or over the phone even I think. If I challenge the ticket I am fairly certain that I will have to take it to the court house. I will have to get a disposable camera and take pictures of the area and the signs and have them developed. I will have to go to the court house early in the morning after I get off work and spend a couple of hours there minimum to get in front of a judge and inform the court that I wish to challenge the ticket. Then I will more than likely be given a court date to show up and challenge the ticket and have to return on another day early in the morning after getting off of work and spend another two or three hours waiting to get in front of a judge. At this point the judge may simply decide that I must have been parked in the painted area and make me pay the ticket anyway since I have no means of proving that I was not parked in the painted area. But.. even if I do successfully challenge the ticket all I have succeeded in doing with all of my time and effort is not paying a $46 fine. If one officer made the mistake of citing my vehicle due to the ambiguous zoning then any other officer could do the same and I will still risk having my vehicle ticketed by parking there.