Unpaid parking tickets can cause a lot of trouble--it can get your car impounded, your license suspended, and your state tax refunds withheld. One type of personal bankruptcy can help solve these problems--Chapter 13. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can discharge some types of debt that a Chapter 7 can't discharge. One of those is parking tickets. If you file a Chapter 13, you set up a monthly payment plan toward your debts based on what you can afford. Typically you don't have to pay back all of your debts. When you file the Chapter 13, you should be entitled to get your car back and reinstate your license. When you finish the Chapter 13, any parking tickets you had when you filed are discharged--you no longer have to pay them.