Schedule of Parking Violation Fines

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Section 19-203(b) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York allows DOF to provide for penalties for parking violations. The Department’s rule in 19 RCNY § 39-05 (“Rule 39-05”) codifies all fines pertaining to parking violations issued in violation of 34 RCNY §§ 4-08 and 4-10. DOF collects and processes these fines, remitting the fines to the Commissioner.  Currently, the fine for parking in violation of officially posted street cleaning rules as set forth in 34 RCNY § 4-08(d)(1) is $50 in the “Restricted Area,” which is Manhattan from 96th Street and south, between the Hudson and East Rivers. The fine for street cleaning violations outside the Restricted Area is $30. Moving vehicles for alternate side parking allows the Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) to sweep the streets, keeping neighborhoods healthy, safe and clean. Alternate side parking regulations also free up curb space for other municipal functions that include roadway striping and utility work. There is a need for greater enforcement to clear vehicles from these parking zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs in New York City to permit efficient and effective street cleaning. Between Fiscal Years (“FY”) 2016 and 2018, 94% of street cleaning parking summonses issued by DSNY were for violations that occurred outside of the Restricted Area and were only issued to vehicles that were preventing street sweeping operations. Over time, the number of street cleaning parking summonses that DSNY issued has increased, from 189,000 in FY 2015 to 323,000 in FY 2019, a 71% increase. Making the fines inside and outside the Restricted Area the same citywide will encourage motorists to move their vehicles out of these zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs so that DSNY equipment can operate more effectively and efficiently in order to meet its goal of providing clean streets in these neighborhoods for New York City residents and workers.