NYC parking ticket codes
My friends and family tease me about my passion for learning and sharing information about NYC parking ticket codes, fines, laws, and rules. Hey, what’s wrong with reading each and every one of the 95 active NYC parking ticket codes and fines, and rules over and over and over? (Well, maybe my family has a point).
I’m going to write some posts reminding our NYC driving community about some of the myriad, and far too many parking violation codes, and share some of my leisure-time fun.
Parking Violation Codes and fees
- Did you know that every parking ticket fine amount includes a $15 New York State Criminal Justice Surcharge? In other words, your parking ticket donations support NYC and NY State. Nice
- VC-05: “Failure to make a right turn from a bus lane” ($115 fine). You are prohibited from entering a bus lane unless you make the next right-hand-turn. If you fail to make the next right hand turn
- VC-06: “Parking a tractor-trailer on a residential street between 9 PM and 5 AM” (1st offense-$265. 2nd offense-$515). This is a separate and distinct violation of the violation code prohibiting commercial vehicle overnight parking. A detached trailer is permitted to park between 9 PM – 5 AM on a street zoned “industrial” in the Zoning Resolution (NYC zoning laws).
- VC-08: “Vehicle idling in a restricted area” ($115). What constitutes ‘engine idling’ under this rule?
“(1) Idling of vehicle engines prohibited. Except as provided for buses in paragraph (p)(2) hereof, no person shall cause or permit the engine of any vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer than three minutes while parking, standing or stopping unless the engine is being used to operate a loading, unloading or processing device.
(2) Idling of bus engines prohibited. No person shall cause or permit the engine of any bus to idle at a layover or terminal location, whether or not enclosed when the ambient temperature is in excess of forty (40) degrees Fahrenheit. When the ambient temperature is forty (40) degrees Fahrenheit or less, no person shall cause or permit any bus to idle for longer than three minutes at any layover or terminal location. For the purpose of this rule, at a layover or terminal location, a bus engine shall not be deemed to be idling if the operator is running the engine to raise the air pressure so as to release the air brakes, provided, however, that this shall not exceed a period of three minutes.”
Did you know?
- Those grotesque “notification stickers” can be issued by parking ticket warriors, the Department of Sanitation, and NYFD
- All of NYC is a tow-away zone.
- “Any illegally parked vehicle found parked at any time upon any public highway in the city may, by or under the direction of any person authorized by the Commissioner, be immobilized in such manner as to prevent its operation, and then may be removed to a tow pound as provided in these rules; provided, however, that no such vehicle shall be immobilized by any means other than by the use of a device or other mechanism which will cause no damage to such vehicle unless such vehicle is moved while such device or mechanism is in place.”
Well, I think we’ve shared enough fun for today.
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