A Winnipeg woman wants to know why it took eight years for the city to tell her she had an unpaid parking ticket.

Brenda Franz got the $50 ticket in 2005 when she worked downtown. But she didn't know about it until recently, when the city sent her a letter.

The city says there are no statute of limitations on parking fines and it can collect on them any time.

As for why it took so long, the city said it's because Franz changed her name when she got married in 2010. And the parking authority only recently updated its system with that information.

Franz now has 15 days to decide if she will pay the fine or fight it in court.