Last Updated on October 6, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
An NYC fire hydrant ticket is your reward for parking too close to a fire hydrant.
You earn the privilege of paying a fire hydrant ticket of $115 to the Evil Empire. Yikes!
But how close is too close? Supposing you stay seated behind the wheel of your car at 1 p.m. on a bright, sunshiny day?
Here are some more costly fire hydrant mistakes you don’t want to make!
Or, what if a parking sign permitted you to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant? Will you still get a ticket?
Lots of questions, but do you know how to answer them?
Fire Hydrant Ticket Quiz
Press the pretty blue button below to begin the quiz!
The Fire Hydrant Rule, R.408(e)(2), is well-known for its numerous exceptions. It is easy to remember that the fire hydrant rule prohibits you from stopping standing and parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant unless one of the exceptions applies.
You may want to learn the answers to these and other fire hydrant questions (unless you prefer to contribute to the NYC treasury regularly.
Can you park next to a fire hydrant:
- Between sunrise and sunset?
- In a commercial vehicle?
- In a passenger vehicle?
- Does the driver have to be sitting behind the wheel, old enough to legally drive, and have the keys ready to move upon the request of a person authorized to ask you to move?
Knowledge is power and can help you avoid or beat an NYC fire hydrant ticket.