Saturday, January 21, 2012

New parking regulations adopted by Council

From NY1:

The City Council on Wednesday approved three bills aimed at making parking in the city a little easier.

The Fair Parking Legislative package curbs excessive ticketing and regulates parking enforcement.

Under the new legislation, drivers who get tickets while paying at Muni-Meter machines will have their tickets cancelled on the spot.

Traffic enforcement agents will be equipped with electronic devices and be required to wipe the tickets immediately.

There's also a late fee freeze on tickets until at least 30 days after a driver is found guilty of a violation, or after their appeal is decided.

Under the current law, late fees begin to pile up 30 days after the ticket is given.

The package also puts an end to stickers posted on cars allegedly violating alternate side parking rules.

The City Council argued the stickers are excessive when tickets are also issued.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But but aware that if you are planning to fight a ticket that the "Settlement Program" is ending this month:

from: "Dispute a Parking Violation" at

"The Settlement Program is ending January 31, 2012. If you wish to pay the settlement amount, Finance must receive your payment by January 31, 2012, even if it is less than 30 days from the time you agree to this settlement. The fastest way to pay is online."