Last Updated on June 24, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Park and Pay without getting a parking ticket
Park and Pay the smart way means not getting an NYC parking ticket. It’s enough to park and pay $4.00 per hour without adding another $65 for a parking blunder. Do I get an amen?
However, if you do get an evil parking ticket, it is critical to know the required elements for a meter parking ticket. In other words, if you find an omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required element, you win subject to presenting the proper proof properly. Remember, two wrongs make a right in Parking Ticket Land.
Here’s a story about one of our wonderful friends who got one of those evil overtime meter parking tickets.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Joan got in her car and drove around until she found a geographically convenient parking space. She planned a busy morning of Manhattan-style errands. One space, five stores, all in four hours. Pretty cool? Maybe.
Let’s check out Joan’s parking strategy, and you be the judge. Would you dismiss Joan’s ticket?
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
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Joan parked in front of 120 7th Avenue in NYC.
Likewise, she paid for parking as follows:
- 9:16 am to 10:16 am
- 10:22 am to 11:22 am
- 11:31 am to 12:31 pm
- 12:42 pm to 12:57 pm
For a total of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
Joan returned to her parking space at 12:55 pm.
Joan was thrilled to finish all of her errands in under four hours. That is to say, she gave herself a big, hip, hip hooray. However, the celebration was short-lived because Joan saw the hated, orange parking ticket pinned down under her wiper.
After that, she grabbed the ticket and examined the front. Overtime parking?! Joan thought to herself, “Impossible. I parked and paid for the time. I’m going to beat this overtime parking ticket.”
Joan’s defense was:
- The warrior first observed her parked car at 11:22 am.
- However, at that time, she had paid for parking.
- The warrior issued this ticket at 12:40 pm.
- But, she paid for parking at 12:42 pm, within 5-minutes of the ticket.
- Therefore, Joan will invoke the 5-minute grace period law, and a judge will dismiss this ticket.
Do you agree with Joan?
Here’s a free copy of a 2-page doc about how to pay for parking in a variety of ways. Simply click on either the pretty button
Here is the information you’ll need to make an informed decision
|TAB 1_ Parking ticket|
|TAB 2_ DOT Parking Regulations Map|
|TAB 3_ NYC Parking Meter Map_1|
|TAB 4_ NYC Parking Meter Map_2|
Sadly, I’m afraid I have to disagree and would find Joan guilty. Yikes!
Do you need some help understanding the redesigned parking signs?
Then let Larry translate them for you