Checking Your NYC Parking Ticket Dispute Status
Receiving parking tickets is a way of life when you reside in New York City. The cost of a parking ticket varies based on the violation and the location. In this article, we will learn about how much parking tickets cost in New York when to pay or dispute, and how to keep track of an NYC parking ticket dispute status.
New York Parking Ticket Costs
Parking violation fines in New York City include a $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge. The New York City Department of Transportation has jurisdiction over all city traffic and parking rules and regulations. The below parking violations and rules and regulations can be found in the provisions of Chapter 39 of Title 19 of the Official Compilation of Rules of the City of New York:
96th St. & below
|All Other Areas|
|Vehicles parked illegally south of Houston Street in Manhattan in metered spaces reserved for buses from 7 am – 7 pm daily. Vehicles with bus plate types parked longer than the 3-hour maximum and/or not displaying a DOT-issued bus permit.||$115||—|
|Parking a tractor-trailer on a residential street between 9 PM and 5 AM.||1st Offense – $250
2nd Offense – $500
|Vehicle idling in a restricted area.||$115|
|Blocking an Intersection: Obstructing traffic at an intersection is also known as “Blocking the Box”.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking where a sign, street marking, or traffic control device does not allow stopping.||$115|
|General No Standing||$115|
|Authorized Vehicles Only||$95|
|General No Parking||$65||$60|
|Taxi/FHV Relief Stand||$115|
|No parking in a zone reserved for people with disabilities (off-street only) (Note: Includes a $30 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge.)||$180|
|Parking at a broken or missing meter for longer than the maximum time permitted.||$65||$35|
|Misuse of an agency authorized parking permit.||$65|
|Parking in a metered space to display, sell, store, or offer goods for sale.||$65||$35|
|Parking Meter —
(37) Parking over the allowed time
(38) Failing to show a receipt or tag in the windshield.
Drivers get a 5-minute grace period past the expired time on parking meter receipts.
|Parking for longer than the maximum time permitted by sign, street marking, or traffic control device.||$65||$60|
|Stopping, standing, or parking closer than 15 feet from a fire hydrant. Between sunrise and sunset, a passenger vehicle may stand alongside a fire hydrant as long as a driver remains behind the wheel and is ready to move the vehicle if required to do so.||$115|
|Parking in a parking meter space in a commercial metered zone in which that Muni Meter is working and indicates the time has ended.||$65||$35|
|Parking in a commercial metered zone for longer than the maximum time allowed.||$65||$35|
|Stopping, standing, or parking in a traffic lane; or if a vehicle extends more than 8 feet from the nearest curb, blocking traffic.||$115|
|Standing or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing, or parked at the curb; in other words, also known as “double parking”. However, a person may stand a Commercial Vehicle alongside a vehicle parked at the curb at such locations and during such hours that stopping, standing and parking are allowed when quickly making pickups, deliveries,7:00 am, or service calls. This is allowed if there is no parking space or marked loading zone on either side of the street within 100 feet. “Double parking” any type of vehicle is not allowed in Midtown Manhattan (the area from 14th Street to 60th Street, between First Avenue and Twelfth Avenue inclusive). Midtown double parking is not allowed between 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily except Sundays. (Read Code 47)||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle in Midtown Manhattan (the area from 14th Street to 60th Street, between First Avenue and Twelfth Avenue)||$115||N/A|
|Stopping, standing, or parking within a marked bicycle lane.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking alongside or opposite any street construction or obstruction and thereby blocking traffic.||$95|
|Stopping, standing, or parking in a crosswalk. Note: Crosswalks are not always identified by painted street markings.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking on a sidewalk.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking within an intersection.||$115|
|Standing or parking in a safety zone, between a safety zone and the nearest curb, or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone.||$115|
|Picking up or discharging a passenger(s) within a pedestrian crosswalk, within an intersection, alongside or opposite a street excavation while blocking traffic, in a traffic lane, where stopping is prohibited, with a bicycle lane, or within a horse-drawn carriage boarding area.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking within a highway tunnel or on a raised or controlled access roadway.||$115|
|Stopping, standing, or parking alongside a barrier or divided highway unless permitted by sign.||$115|
|Parking a vehicle on a marginal street or waterfront i.e. any street, road, place, area, or way that connects or runs along with waterfront property. Parking on a marginal street or waterfront is permitted if authorized by a posted sign.||$65||$45|
|Standing or parking at an angle to the curb, except where allowed by rule or sign. Where angle parking is not authorized by a sign, a Commercial Vehicle may stand or park at an angle only for loading or unloading and if it leaves enough space for traffic flow.||$115|
|Standing or parking at an angle to the curb, except where authorized by rule or sign.||$65||$45|
|Except where angle parking is allowed, stopping, standing,5 AMheadlamps, or parking other than parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway. Or, parking opposite the direction of traffic.||$65||$45|
|Standing or parking a vehicle beyond markings on the curb or the pavement of a street which marks a parking space, except when a vehicle is too large to fit in that “marked” parking space. Where a vehicle is too large, it shall be parked with its front bumper at the front of the space and the rear bumper extending as little as possible into the next space.||$65||$45|
|Standing or parking a vehicle in any park between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, except at places allowed for the parking of vehicles.||$95|
|Parking a trailer or semi-trailer which is not attached to a motor vehicle used for towing it, unless loading or unloading at an off-street platform.||$65||$45|
|Parking in front of a pedestrian ramp||$165|
|Not parking as marked on a posted sign||$65||$60|
|Failing to show a parking meter receipt, commercial meter zone.||$65||$35|
|Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current New York registration sticker.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current New York inspection sticker.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle with NY Plates and showing a damaged or fake inspection certificate.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle showing an expired, damaged, void, fake, or incorrect registration sticker.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle without properly showing its current plates on the outside of the vehicle attached tightly not more than 48, or less than 12, inches from the ground, clean, not covered by glass or plastic, with nothing preventing it from being read clearly.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle in which the New York License Plate number and/or the actual description of the vehicle does not match the information on the registration sticker.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle that has the vehicle identification number obscured in any manner.||$65|
|Parking a bus, unless allowed by signs. A charter bus may park where parking is permitted at its point of origin or destination. A school bus may park in front of and within the building lines of a school.||$65||$45|
|Parking a Commercial Vehicle on a residential street between 9 PM and 5 AM unless doing business within 3 blocks. Parking is allowed during this time if the vehicle is owned or operated by a gas or oil supplier or maintenance company or by any public utility.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle without headlamps, rear lamps, reflectors, or other required equipment.||$60||$45|
|Standing or parking a Commercial Vehicle unless all seats, except the front seats, and rear seat equipment are removed. The name and address of the owner must be on the registration certificate marked on both sides of the vehicle in letters and numerals not less than 3 inches in height. (Vehicles with Commercial Plates are considered to be Commercial Vehicles and must be altered accordingly.||$115|
|Standing or parking a vehicle displaying a New York license plate that is not properly registered.||$65|
|Parking a Commercial Vehicle on any city street with its platform lift in the lowered position while no one is with the vehicle.||$65||$45|
|Parking a Commercial Vehicle for more than 3 hours, where parking is allowed.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle to make pickups, deliveries or service calls for more than 3 hours, unless allowed by posted signs, between 7 AM and 7 PM, except Sundays, in Manhattan from 14th to 60th Streets and First to Eighth Avenues.||$115||N/A|
|Fraudulent use of agency authorized parking permits.||$65|
|Standing or parking a vehicle in the Garment District (in Manhattan, from 35th Street to 41st Street, between the Avenues of America and Eighth Avenue) between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. However, a Commercial Vehicle which is a truck or a van can park temporarily (up to a maximum of 3 hours) while making a pickup, delivery, or service call.||$115||N/A|
|Parking to sell a vehicle by a person who regularly sells vehicles.||$65||$45|
|Parking to wash, grease, or repair a vehicle by a person who regularly repairs vehicles.||$65||$45|
|Stopping, standing, or parking on the paved roadway to change a flat tire, unless permitted by posted sign.||$65|
|Standing or parking within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.||$95|
|Parking in a vacant lot. A vehicle may be parked on a vacant lot having a municipally authorized driveway upon written permission of the owner.||$65||$45|
|Standing or parking in front of a public or private driveway. The owner or renter of a lot accessed by a private driveway may park a passenger vehicle registered to him/her at that address in front of the driveway provided the lot does not contain more than 2 dwelling units and that parking does not violate any other rule or restriction.||$95|
How to Pay For NYC Parking Tickets?
A parking ticket in New York can be paid online, in person, or by mail. The NYC Department of Finance no longer accepts phone-in payments for parking tickets. To avoid late penalties, you may pay or dispute the parking charge within 30 days of the date of issue. Regardless of which method you choose to pay for your parking tickets, you should prepare the following:
- Violation number
- License plate number
- State where the vehicle is registered
Dispute NYC Citations
A request for an administrative hearing to dispute your ticket must be made within 30 days to avoid late penalties. The first thing to do is to contact the New York City Finance office. Failure to respond within 100 days will result in the city putting a judgment on the ticket and adding any penalties and interest. To file a dispute you may do the following:
- Request an online hearing by entering your violation number in the form.
- Receive an email confirmation and an email of the judge’s decision in 75 days.
- Submit any evidence after filling out the online hearing request form.
An in-person hearing can be requested by visiting the Finance Business Center. Meanwhile, hearing by mail can be filed by sending a letter to the following address:
NYC Department of Finance
One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Check for Your Dispute Status
Checking your parking violations status can be done online. All you have to do is enter the parking violation number as it appears on your ticket and hit ‘Search’. If you’re unsure, there are also samples on where to look for the violation number as follows:
Contest Parking Tickets In New York In Less Than 120 Seconds
New York law requires violators to respond to parking tickets within 30 days of issue. However, this may not be possible in some circumstances. There are forms and documents to complete and staying on top of deadlines can be challenging.
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