I have ten (10) outstanding NYC parking tickets and moved
What will happen if I ignore these ten (10) parking tickets?
It can get pretty ugly if you ignore an NYC parking ticket when you move. Sadly, there is no such thing as the NYC parking ticket protection program. If you think Inspector Gerard was tenacious tracking down Dr. Richard Kimble, you haven’t seen anything like a scorned parking ticket.
What am I required to do when I move?
-You must notify the DMV when you move to a new address.
- You have a maximum of 10 days after you move to notify the DMV.
- You must report the change of address at a DMV office, by phone, or by mail. You cannot report a change of address by e-mail.
- You cannot change your address when you complete a transaction online.
-How to change your address on your DMV documents:
Write the new address on your documents. Write your new address in the available space on the back of your driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card. On your registration document, carefully draw lines through the old address and write your new address. Do not change the address on your title certificate. Your title certificate will become void if you write any change on your title certificate. Your title certificate is valid with your old address.
-How to report your new address to the DMV:
To change the address on your driver license and your vehicle registration at the same time, you must use form MV-232 or call the DMV Call Center. If you provide a new address when you renew or replace your driver license, that transaction does not change the address on your vehicle registration or your title certificate. If you provide a new address when you renew or replace your vehicle registration or your title certificate, that transaction does not change the address on your driver license.
-Why is it important to comply with these requirements when it comes to NYC parking tickets?
If you are issued a parking ticket you didn’t receive, and a judgment is entered against you after failing to respond after 100 days, you can vacate the default judgment by proving you moved your residence AND notified the DMV of the change. Generally, a member of the NYC driving public will receive two written reminders about unpaid parking tickets, mailed to their “official” home address. If you moved, properly notified the DMV and didn’t receive your reminders, you have an excellent chance to vacate a default judgment against you. (as long as you also have a substantial defense).
When you ignore a parking ticket, your local parking ticket enforcer, such as the NYC DOF, will notify NY DMV about your outstanding indiscretions. The NY DMV will NOT renew your driver’s license until your outstanding parking tickets are resolved.
Don’t get caught with your notice down. When you move your residence, I recommend you notify DMV within 10 days after your move. It is insurance against parking tickets you don’t know about and can be a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Have you ever failed to notify the DMV of a change of address? What price, if any, did you pay? Please share your opinions.
[Larry’s note: a special thanks to the NY DMV for providing this information on its website]
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