Strapped for cash, New York City will be stepping up dramatically its efforts to get traffic scofflaws to pay over $680 million in unpaid parking fines. These aggressive tactics include:
- Car and asset seizures
- Suspension of registrations
- Use of collection agencies
Anyone with 5 or more unpaid parking tickets with 12 months will get their registrations suspended. Previously, the City would prevent motorists with $350 or more in unpaid parking tickets from renewing registrations when they expired. Driving with a suspended registration is misdemeanor (VTL 512) making the City’s new tactic more severe.