I was issued a parking ticket by the City of Peabody Police Dept in the North Shore mall parking lot. I looked up the City Assessor's website and it shows that the mall is privately owned, including the parking lot where I parked. Can the police issue a parking ticket on private property?
In addition the ticket is for parking in a fire lane. I was actually parked at the end of a row of cars, with no markings at all indicating this was a fire lane or no parking zone. Would this be a valid reason for appealing the ticket?