I went out for dinner with my swim team in downtown Salt Lake City. I parked in one of those privately owned pay parking lots. I put in the $4 for 2 hours. I didn't want 12 hours for $7. How long does dinner take?! Even though we had a reservation they gave our table away for no reason! I was there at 6pm! So we had to wait an hour for dinner then dinner was an hour and 20 min. I go out to my car and I have a $25 ticket on it from Diamond Parking inc. Wow 20 min late! Great! They don't make it easy to add time on to the parking slip, I'm not going to pay another $4 for 20 min. In the ticket it says that if I don't pay for it in 15 days it will go from $25 to $50. And if I don't pay for it at all they will give it to a collection agency. So do I have to pay a parking ticket to a private company? It's not like it's a city ticket. Does Diamond Parking Inc. Have any right fine me? The way the ticket is worded it seems like they can't can do jack about getting the money out of me. And it doesnt say anywhere that they will report it to the city, well they can't, it's a private matter. So I figure ill call them up and say, I'm not on your property now, I'm not trespassing, so if you wanted to do something you should have towed my car. I mean, I might as well buy some lot downtown charge money for people to park on it, then if they go over I charge them $25. I don't have any right or way to hold them to the $25 ticket. And they don't even pay for the ****ing postage! What should I do? Pay it or not?