Last Updated on October 14, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
What is the latest COVID-19 and parking ticket news?
COVID-19 continues to rock NYC. Here is some helpful information about the impact on parking tickets.
On February 22, 2021, the Department of Finance resumed booting only vehicles that have $350 or more in camera violation judgment debt.
Most importantly, the Evil Empire will not boot or tow vehicles until further notice. This is effective on March 17, 2020.
However, please call (646) 517-1000 to make your payment if your vehicle was booted or towed before March 17, 2020.
Here’s the latest as of July 17, 2021. In other words, some good news for drivers:
“Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no additional penalties will be added to any unpaid non-judgment parking tickets from March 22, 2020, until further notice.
Moreover, the 30-day period to pay or dispute camera violations has resumed. Tickets that were in judgment before March 22, 2020, will continue to incur interest.”
Meanwhile, the Darth Vaders offer customers the ability to pay or dispute their parking tickets online without having to leave their homes. Please pay your parking ticket or request a hearing online to ensure that you do not accrue penalties. To pay your ticket online, visit www.nyc.gov/citypay. Visit the following links to learn how to request a hearing:
Dispute a Ticket Online
Dispute a Ticket by Mail
NO! ASP Rules have returned from the COVIC-19 Suspension. Beware the street cleaning monster and follow the new rules.
Yes. Check in again on May 12, 2020, to see if the suspension continues.
“I’m keeping close track of speed camera offenses lately, and I am alarmed that even with the drastic reduction in traffic, the number of offenses has increased on some days. Our doctors and nurses are overburdened enough without car crash patients. Please slow down!” –Gridlock Sam.
Most importantly, the time limits for submitting parking tickets and camera violations, hearing requests, and appeals have been suspended through May 15, 2020. However, you can still have a hearing by mail or an online hearing if you wish, but there will be no in-person hearings for parking tickets or camera violations through May 15, 2020.
Some more valuable Q and A
The Appeals Board will make one of the following decisions:
-Affirm (uphold) the original hearing decision
-Modify the original hearing decision
-Reverse the hearing decision
-Return the case for a completely new hearing
-Decide that there was no issue on which to base your appeal.
The Appeals Board determination will be mailed to you. Moreover, if appeal results in a reduction of the fine or a dismissal of the violation, the Department of Finance will automatically mail the refunded amount within 30 days to the person who requested the appeal.
The never-ending Q and A
To clarify, you have the right to file an Article 78 Proceeding to challenge the original hearing decision or Appeals Determination by visiting the Clerk of the Supreme Court for New York County at 60 Centre Street, Room 116, New York, NY 10007.
For more information, call 646-386-3025.
To sum up, I sincerely hope these tiny snippets of information were helpful.
My prayers are with all of you to stay safe, be smart, and let’s get through this evil virus intact.