Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
An ounce of prevention is worth avoiding a $65 parking ticket for expired registration sticker
Joe was walking to his chariot one morning and feeling pretty darn good about life. He enjoyed his usual morning cup of coffee and was headed to play some golf. As he approached his car, a little birdie (not the golf kind) tweeted in his ear (not the Twitter kind) to check out his registration sticker affixed to his windshield.
He listened to the tweet and to Joe’s dismay, his registration was about to expire in two days. Yikes!
Joe needs his car every day and regularly parks on the street when visiting his customers. Joe had visions of bucks (many dollars) moving from his pocket to the Evil Empire.
Is there anything Joe can do to prevent this economic disaster?
Temporary Registration Certificate
- Renew his registration online
- Download a temporary registration certificate
- Display the temporary certificate and the current (about to expire) registration sticker
Joe spent five minutes and bought himself Evil Empire protection for 10 days.
When you’re right, fight!
Our wonderful customer, David, took all the right steps to acquire and display his get-out-of-jail-free temporary registration certificate, but still got a parking ticket.
Here’s what the temporary registration certificate looks like.
I recommend affixing the temporary registration certificate to your windshield, directly above the current (about to expire or just expired) registration sticker.
Remember, the temporary registration certificate is only valid for 10 days. Make sure to attach your valid registration sticker within that 10-day period.
Believe me, I totally realize that registration or inspection sticker renewals aren’t front of mind. You may wish to set some sort of reminder to go off to prompt you to check the status of the new sticker.
Don’t be stunned by sticker shock.
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My reg expired on June 30th, so I went to the DMV & renewed it on the morning of July 1st. Came back from there to find a ticket – any chance of fighting that?
i have a ticket with complaint listed as ‘Impropr Dsply of Reg Stckr’. My temporary sticker had expired and I had yet to receive my new sticker. I disputed on this basis and it was denied. I then noticed that the place of occurrence was entered in correctly. I was parked on 94th but the ticket says 74th … is there anyway to appeal this? How do I prove where i was parked?
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