Last Updated on March 21, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Parking tips will save you money
How do you spend your Sunday mornings? In other words, do you read the newspaper, watch the myriad political commentators preach to their choirs, or attend a religious service? Meanwhile, I spend my Sunday mornings searching for news, insights, and parking resources that will make life easier driving in NYC. Helpful parking tips are fun to find and a joy to apply.
Likewise, this Sunday was no exception, and I found some doozies.
Would you like to check them out?
All you need to know about booting in NYC
I despise the boot worse than the tow. Well, maybe it’s a tie. In the same vein, there is a wealth of helpful information about the boot in this parking resource that lives in NYC. Gov. Website.
Did you know?
The City Sheriff/Marshall may boot or tow your vehicle on behalf of the Department of Finance (DOF) or the New York Police Department (NYPD). It is important to look at the boot and determine which agency has booted you. The sheriff/marshal or NYPD apply different methods for resolving boot issues.
The sheriff/marshal boots vehicles that owe more than $350 of a parking ticket and/or camera violation judgment debt. This boot is a green metal clamping device with a keypad. A boot attaches to one of the four wheels of a vehicle to prevent it from moving.
NYPD boots illegally parked vehicles prior to towing them. NYPD boots have a padlock and may be yellow or blue but do not have a keypad.NYC Booted vehicle_311
Here are the topics you’ll find on the webpage:
Meanwhile, I tried to persuade the powers-to-be to rethink the awful boot and two-hours-later-tow law. Sadly, no one cared to trade money for a fair towing rule.
A parking resource about what to do if a vehicle blocks your driveway?
The sport of driveway blocking is one of those subjects that stir up a cauldron of ill will and anger. Especially between neighbors who share a driveway. But, here are some parking resources that help you remove the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the Evil Empire differentiates between a vehicle that parks in your driveway and one that blocks or partially blocks your driveway.
Here’s an image of the webpage below. And click on this link to visit the page.
Here are some parking related laws still pending before the NYC Council
A local law:
-To amend the administrative code, in relation to extending the grace period for parking violations after a change in parking restrictions
-In relation to suspending monetary liability for parking violations issued to essential workers
-In relation to creating temporary outdoor space for retail establishments
-To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing motorcyclists to challenge parking violations electronically with photographic evidence
And the beat goes on
-Amending the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to designate parking spots on streets
-Revising the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to parking violations issued for the failure to observe a parking sign where pavement markings designate a parking space
-Changing the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of a vehicle to reserve a parking space and prohibiting the continuous parking of a vehicle in the same location for more than five consecutive days
Click on this link to view the details of these and other pending laws. After landing, insert “parking” “Session 2018 to 2021” and click on “Search Legislation.”
Helpful F.A.Q’s and parking tips
Unless a posted sign says otherwise, you may not leave a vehicle parked in the same spot for more than seven days in a row. This rule includes spots in all types of neighborhoods, including residential areas.
A standpipe is a two-headed pipe in front of every mid-rise and high-rise building in New York City. It is often red but could be another color. Standpipes are not considered hydrants. You can park in front of a standpipe.
If you don’t pay within 48 hours of being booted (excluding weekends and holidays), the vehicle may be towed. You will be responsible for both booting and towing fees if your vehicle is booted and then towed.
Your vehicle will be marked for an immediate tow by if:
-Your vehicle has been booted while parked in a bus stop, No Standing/No Stopping zone, in front of a hydrant, double-parked, or other public safety violations, or
-You owe more than $2,500 parking judgment debt
-Your vehicle was previously booted and the boot was removed illegally
Once the tow company has been notified to have a vehicle towed, a $70 dispatch fee will be added, even if you pay the entire amount owed and the tow truck hasn’t arrived at the location.
Agency: Department of Finance
Division: Booting Program
Phone Number: (646) 517-1000
Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
I sincerely hope these parking tips and resources help you fight or avoid NYC tickets. Kudos to the Evil Empire for making a lot of helpful information available on NYC websites.
The more you read, the more you learn, and the more you’ll keep your hard-earned dough where it belongs_in your wallet.