Last Updated on December 11, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
To avoid an NYC parking ticket penalty, fight or pay within 30 days
On day number 31 a ten-dollar penalty will be added to your base fine. On day number 61…
Please be sure to either fight or pay your NYC parking tickets in a timely fashion so you don’t incur some Evil Empire insult upon your injury. If you decide to fight your parking ticket, penalties are suspended upon the DOF’s receipt of your defense package. If you dispute your parking ticket by mail, be sure to send it certified mail, return receipt requested to the address on the back of your parking ticket so you can prove receipt.
It is not necessary to submit your copy of a parking ticket because the parking ticket judges rely on the online image of the parking ticket, not the copy you send.
If you are unfortunate to get an adverse decision and your parking ticket isn’t dismissed, penalties will resume if you don’t pay your parking ticket within 30 days from the date the decision was entered (not the date you receive the judge’s decision by mail).
When your penalties resume, they don’t start from the beginning; instead, the penalties resume from the date your parking ticket defense was received by the Evil Empire. So, if your defense was received on the 19th day from issuance of your ticket, it will resume on the 20th day from the issuance of your parking ticket, if you don’t pay.
Best solution? Fight or pay within 30 days.