April Fools Prank: The Fake Parking Ticket with Free Downloads

UPDATE: Here is a link to all the editable files I have on Google Drive. Please download and edit! Google made some strange edits to some of the files, but if you download the files you should be able to fix them up. Happy Pranking! Click here to see and download all of the Pretty Prudent April Fools Prank Templates.

Doesn’t that look official? If you got that in the mail, would you not be like “What the?? How did I get a $400 parking ticket!?!?”

Well, it’s not official. I made it all. And now I will share it with you, so you too can torture your loved ones and maniacally cackle while they curse you.

Last year I shared with your our April Fools Prank, the Fake IRS Audit with Free Downloads. HA HA HA, sorry I laugh every time I think about it. Maybe I’m mean, but I just LOVE april fools pranks. Anyhoo, that was two years ago. Last year we pulled another successful prank on our friends and family, but I couldn’t tell you about it then for fear of spoiling it. But now all is revealed: we sent them a faux parking ticket in the mail. For $401.09. Like Scarlet’s birthday that year, and the date of April Fools 4/01/09. They all fell for it! Except for one, but she was expecting it. They fell for it even though the fine prints says “19119040108119220411140.10360.9840104040109040110APRILFOOLS2132689975142323447950HAHAGOTYOU”.

We created a template based on a parking ticket I got in the mail, then we added the address of each friend and the seal of their local city, which I found via google image search. We didn’t use their license plate number or any more personal details than their addresses, and they still didn’t catch on. Duped!

Now it’s your turn! There’s still time to customize my templates and send out your own. Get the April Fool’s Fake Parking Ticket tute and free downloads after the jump…


So for this to look real, you can use our Parking Ticket Template. You just need to go into the word doc and change the address to your local parking office address or city hall address, and change any details (like the date or the amount or the violation – this one is for exceeding 2 hour parking in a school zone, what?) and if you’re feeling fancy, you can change the city seal to your city. I made them for a bunch of different cities, so if you live in Nashville, Sacramento, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, or Dallas then you’re in luck, email me and I’ll send you the one I made for your city. So here is the ticket template: APRIL FOOLS PRANK FAKE PARKING TICKET TEMPLATE. Note the bright red “SEE INSIDE FOR COURT DATE” – we had included Scarlet’s birthday party invitation inside, they had to flip through to see it. You could write CALL THIS NUMBER FOR COURT DATE and put your phone number?

Then you’ll need a regular old window envelope to mail it in, but you’ll need to print on it so the parking violations bureau (or whatever it is called in your city) address is printed on there, to make them believe it is a parking ticket and not just toss it in the trash. Here is the LA one again, but again you can email me for the other cities or customize your own. April Fools Parking Ticket Outer Envelope Template. This one is getting cut off in google docs, and I don’t know how to fix it, but you get the idea.

And finally, if you want to go all out, you’ll need to include a return envelope and print it to look like an official parking ticket envelope. These are smaller than a traditional envelope and a little harder to find, but not impossible. here is the template for the return envelope: APRIL FOOLS PRANK FAKE PARKING TICKET RETURN ENVELOPE TEMPLATE.

Let me know if you do it, and how much joy it brings you. Also let me know if you think I’m a jerk.



Sara Farooque

I know you may not get to see this, but can you please send me the editable version to my email. Thanks.

Kailin Villamar

Hey!! I can’t seem to download the IRS template– it says it’s temporarily down..anyway you can email me the IRS audit letter and the NYS envelope?


Please send me a copy of the template so I may edit it and prank my older sister (since that what younger siblings do best) Thank you!

Pam Steadman

You are a genius! May I please get the editable template for the ticket and the IRS one.


You are a total jerk! And I want to be one TOO! Thank you for this! I definitely need to print a couple for sacramento! Thank you for being wonderfully deviant and awesome!


Do you have one for Austin, Tx? If so could you send it to me? Thank you so much! My boyfriend is going to get so mad

Anne Evers

Can you email me an editable version, unless you have one for Houston, TX?

Veljko Nikolic

Please email me this, I’m begging you, this is a perfect way to ask my girlfriend to prom!

Robin Watkins

This is amazing!! Is there any chance you’d be willing to email me an editable version of the Sacramento or LA notice?

Robin Sigworth

Hi, I think you are a genius. I have been pranking my adult kids for a few years now and they expect me to do it around this time of the year. But this is EXCELLENT!!!! I LOVE this one. could you send me the editable template for White Lake Michigan and Royal Oak Michigan? Oh I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU… I now have the all time prank…
Thank you again…


Hi. I just came across this genius prank! Can you please send me an editable version?


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