ChatGPT Error Code 1020 Access Denied: How to Fix It

If you receive error code 1020 Access Denied when using OpenAI’s ChatGPT, it means that your account has been restricted due to excessive usage or violation of their terms of service. This can happen if you exceed the number of requests allowed per hour or engage in activities against OpenAI’s policies.

To fix this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Check your usage: Reduce your usage by logging into your OpenAI account and reviewing your billing information.

  2. Review your activities: Make sure you are not using ChatGPT for activities that violate OpenAI’s terms of service.
  3. Contact customer support: If you have reviewed your usage and activities and still cannot access ChatGPT, contact OpenAI customer support for help.


  1. Can you appeal a restriction? Yes, contact OpenAI customer support if you believe the restriction was unfair or unjustified.
  2. How long will the restriction last? It depends on the severity of the violation and your usage patterns; it can last from a few hours to several days or weeks.
  3. How can you prevent future restrictions? Use ChatGPT responsibly and adhere to OpenAI’s terms of service.

By following these steps, you can resolve error code 1020 Access Denied and continue using ChatGPT for your business or personal needs.