Parking Scofflaws Rejoice


Today’s the first day of the Southampton Town Parking Violations Amnesty Program for parking tickets. Unfortunately it’s not for tickets issued this summer season but at least it’s a start.

Beginning June 1st and running through July 31st, parking violators will be allowed to pay delinquent parking violation fees with only an additional $5.00 administrative charge for violations issued from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015. For example, if the original summons was for $100.00, violators will pay $105.00. This amnesty program waives any additional penalties.

“There are also great costs to the Town to collect past due parking violation penalties, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “The amnesty program allows the Town to collect those overdue fees with minimal court costs and administrative time.”

An estimated 2300 outstanding parking tickets were issued during that three year period. Parking tickets range in price from $280.00 for parking illegally in a handicapped zone to $75.00 for a regular parking ticket.

Notices will go out to those with outstanding tickets to participate in this amnesty program. Tickets can be paid on line at For more information call 1-888-912-1541. Also, checks can be made payable to Southampton Town Justice Court and mailed to 32 Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946


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