Yesterday, I had a senior moment and gave a real good guy the wrong answer to his NYC parking ticket question. I wish to correct it immediately, with my apology.
The question was about how the five minute grace period parking law applies to Muni-meters.
The correct answer
The NYC driving public is granted a five (5) minute grace period, which is tacked on to the expiration time on your Muni-meter receipt. For example, if the time on your receipt expires at 5:00 p.m., a parking ticket warrior is not permitted to issue a parking ticket for a Muni-meter violation until 5:06 p.m.
Here is a statement of the law found on the NYC Department of Finance Website:
Effective March 21, 2010, drivers will get a 5-minute grace period past the expired time on Muni-Meter receipts, Alternate Side Parking signs, and any other parking spaces with specific times listed (e.g. 8:30am – 9:30am). During this 5-minute grace period, parking tickets cannot be issued.”
If any of our friends, visitors or parking ticket mavens notice a mistake of law anywhere on our website, PLEASE advise me of the error. We are a community of the NYC driving public and need each other’s help in navigating these byzantine, arcane parking laws. Believe me, my children have prepared me for being told I’m wrong.
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