Larry uses these 3 free resources to fight NYC parking tickets
The best things in life are free, or so the song goes. And, when you’re fighting NYC parking tickets, the best resources to win with are free.
Larry’s top 3 choices for best in class are:
- NYC Serve E-Service Center
- NYC Department of Transportation Parking Regulations Map
- Google Maps Street View
1. NYC Serve E-Service Center
This is my starting point. The first place I look after being asked by a client to fight their parking tickets because this is the home of the “official version” of a parking ticket. The image of a parking ticket is the version relied upon by the parking ticket judge when hearing your case.
I can hear the question forming on your lips…What about the parking ticket (summons-notice of violation) left on your car? It’s only a copy of the real deal. The real deal lives on this website. Here’s how to find it:
- Go to the “Resources” Page of New York Parking Ticket
- Click on the second button (purple)
- You’ll land on the NYCServe eCenter web page (it’s green)
- Click on the first “GO” button
- You’ll land on a page where you can insert either your plate number or 10 digit summons number to find your parking ticket
- Click on the image icon
- Introducing the official version of your parking ticket
2. NYC Department of Transportation Parking Regulations Map
This resource is a “must have” for any parking ticket fighter worth his salt.
Let’s assume you get a parking ticket for No Standing, Mon-Fri, 9A-7P, and your recollection is that the hours displayed on the parking sign were from 9A-4P. Let’s further assume that you live in Idaho and cannot return to the scene of the alleged parking crime. What can you do?
You can check out the parking regulation map to find out whether your memory serves you. Here’s how…
- Go to the “Resources” page of New York Parking Ticket
- Click on the first, red, button
- Next, you’ll be shown the NYC DOT Map pictured below
- Click on the tiny box next to Parking Signs (under Parking Regulations)
- Click on “Location Search”
- You’ll land on a menu that asks you to enter the street address of your search and the borough
- Click “Locate”
- You’ll be shown a wonderful image of all the parking signs on the address you entered
- Click on the tiny red flag and you’ll discover the parking rule displayed on the parking sign at the location you entered
3. Google Maps Street View
[Tweet “There are myriad ways to use Google Maps Street View to fight an NYC parking ticket”]
For example, I prepared an exhibit using Google Maps Street View to prove the place of occurrence.
There are many wonderful resources available on the Internet to help us fight NYC parking tickets and win. These are my favorite 3. What are yours?