July 28, 2014Parking Enforcement
The City Treasurer's Office collects Parking Tickets, (non-moving violations) that have been issued by uniformed Jamestown Police Officers or the Parking Enforcement Officers in accordance with the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and the Chapter 290 of the Jamestown City Code. Non-moving violations include meters in violation, meter feeding, overtime in zone, restricted zone, expired registration, terrace parking, alternate parking, restricted zone, license plate missing, key in ignition, improperly parked, blocking, facing wrong way, double parking, handicap zone violations, within 10' of crosswalk, within 15' of fire hydrant. Violations range from $5.00 to $150.
Parking tickets are due and payable upon receipt. Payments can be made in person at the Treasurer's Office, mailed to P.O. Box 150, Jamestown, NY 14702-0150, or dropped off in drop boxes located on Tracy Plaza, the City Hall lobby, or the Police Department entrance on East Second Street.
Failure to make payment within ten (10) days of receipt will constitute the fine to double. Failure to make payment within twenty (20) days of receipt will constitute the fine to triple. Should the individual wish to contest the parking ticket that has been issued, a letter should be addressed to City Court Judge John LaMancuso, 200 East Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 indicating the reason why the parking ticket should be excused.
If payment is not received within the 10-day period, a final notice is generated and forwarded to the individual, requesting payment.
With the accumulation of more than three unpaid parking tickets, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is notified which results in the individual being placed under the Scofflaw provisions of New York State Law. This law requires them to pay the total amount owing before they are allowed to re-register their vehicle. Notifications are forwarded to individuals on a monthly basis informing them that they now fall under this category.
In addition, warrants are issued to individuals who have accumulated a total of $50.00 in delinquent parking tickets.
Information concerning parking tickets can be obtained from the City Treasurer's Office at 716-483-7512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.