On the 2700 block of North Campbell in Chicago, the street sign seems to make it clear: no parking north of the sign unless you have a residential permit. But south of the sign? Have at it.

“I don’t think it could be much clearer,” area resident Joe Rubinas told NBC 5 Responds. “You see the arrows pointing north. … I’m just parking on my street in a legal zone.”

But in that legal spot in the past year, Rubinas said he’s been ticketed not once, but twice, with $75 violations for parking in a residential permit-only zone.

The first time he got a ticket, he appealed the violation and the City agreed, wiping out the fine. The second time, he used the same letter as he did in his first appeal, but with new pictures, and the City shot back a different answer.