parking tickets

Syracuse Common Councilors Monday decided to stick with the company that helps the city with parking enforcement, ticketing, and immobilizing vehicles for another three years.  The agreement with Paylock didn’t come without questions about whether the city’s getting its money’s worth.

The numbers would seem to indicate the city is having success in issuing parking tickets.  but the trouble is getting violators to pay up.  Councilor Nader Maroun says there are about 80,000 outstanding tickets worth about $6 million.

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Those caught parking in front of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane in Syracuse will have to shell out twice as much in fines starting July 1st.    The hefty $40  penalties are among nearly three dozen increases in parking fines approved by common councilors Tuesday.   Parking in a handicap parking spot without a permit will get you a $75 ticket, up from $50.  However, nearly all of the other fines increased by only $5.  Councilor Nader Maroun says they haven’t changed since 1997.