I moved my NYC residence, and have ten (10) outstanding NYC parking tickets. What will happen if I ignore these ten (10) tickets?
It can get pretty ugly if you ignore a NYC parking ticket when you move. Can I hide from a parking ticket? There is no such thing as the NYC parking ticket protection program. If you think Inspector Gerard was tenacious tracking down Dr. Richard Kimble, you haven’t seen nothing like a scorned parking ticket.
What am I required to do when I move?
Change Your Address
You must notify the DMV when you move to a new address.
- You have a maximum of 10 days after you move to notify the DMV.
- You must report the change of address at a DMV office, by phone, or by mail. You cannot report a change of address by e-mail.
- You cannot change your address when you complete a transaction on-line.
How to change your address on your DMV documents:
Write the new address on your documents. Write your new address in the available space on the back of your driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card. On your registration document, carefully draw lines through the old address and write your new address. Do not change the address on your title certificate. If you write any change on your title certificate, the certificate is not valid. Your title certificate is valid with your old address.
How to report your new address to the DMV:
Note: To change the address on your driver license and your vehicle registration at the same time, you must use form MV-232 or call the DMV Call Center. If you provide a new address when you renew or replace your driver license, that transaction does not change the address on your vehicle registration or your title certificate. If you provide a new address when you renew or replace your vehicle registration or your title certificate, that transaction does not change the address on your driver license.
- You can use form MV-232
(Change of Address) to change the address on the DMV records for your driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card and your vehicle registration.
- To order a new driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card that displays your new address, mark the correct box on form MV-232, and pay the correct fee listed on the form. Your new document arrives by mail in approximately six to eight weeks. If you do not check the box and pay the fee, the DMV changes the address on your records only. You do not receive a new document.
- You cannot use form MV-232 to order a new registration document that displays your new address. Read the instructions below learn how to order a registration document by phone.
Why is it important to comply with these requirements when it comes to NYC parking tickets?
If you are issued a parking ticket you didn’t receive, and a judgment is entered against you after failing to respond after 100 days, you can vacate the default judgment by proving you moved your residence AND notified the DMV of the change. Generally, a member of the NYC driving public will receive two written reminders about unpaid parking tickets, mailed to their “official” home address. If you move, properly notified the DMV and didn’t receive your minders, you have an excellent chance to vacate a default judgment against you. (as long as you also have a substantial defense).
When you ignore a parking ticket, your local parking ticket enforcer, such as the NYC DOF, will notify NY DMV about your outstanding indescretions. The NY DMV will NOT renew your driver’s license until your outstanding parking tickets are resolved.
Don’t get caught with your notice down. When you move your residence, I recommend you notify DMV within 10 days after your move. It is insurance against parking tickets you don’t know about; and can be a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Have you ever failed to notify the DMV of a change of address? What price, if any, did you pay? Please share your opinions.[Larry’s note: a special thanks to the NY DMV for providing this information on its website]
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