Last Updated on June 5, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Three or more unpaid NYC parking tickets in judgment…
I’ve received a number of communications from our wonderful NYC driving community about how many NYC parking tickets fit on the head of a pin before NY State refuses to issue or renew a vehicle registration. The answer is Three (3). If you have three unpaid parking tickets in judgment within an eighteen (18) month period, your registration will not be renewed.
At least it can’t get worse…
Five or more unpaid NYC parking tickets in judgment…
Unless you live in the far reaches of Wyoming, of course, it can get worse. This is revenue-starved NYC. The consequence of being the proud owner of five (5) unpaid NYC parking tickets in judgment within a twelve (12) month period is the suspension of your vehicle registration. You and your Model T are toast.
How to renew or obtain a registration after payment
According to the NYC DOT website:
” A Registration Clearance certifies your parking debt has been paid or the tickets have been dismissed. It allows you to obtain or renew your vehicle registration at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in person.”
If you prefer to pay your parking ticket judgment debt online, you must also secure your registration online.
” If you prefer to pay all of your parking judgment debt online you will not receive a Registration Clearance, however, you must also renew/register your vehicle online with the DMV. Just pay your judgment debt online and register your vehicle with the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles online. (Note: After paying online, you will have to wait up to 48 hours to register your vehicle with DMV for payments received before 6 pm. For payments received after 6 pm, it will take up to 72 hours.)”
Draconian? You bet. Don’t you wish you had the power of suspension or non-renewal to collect your account receivables? Me, too.