Parking Ticket Payment Plans
A parking ticket payment plan is an agreement between you and the Department of Finance under which you agree to pay the total amount you owe for parking ticket judgment debt in installments, over time, instead of paying all at once. Entering into a parking ticket payment plan can prevent enforcement actions, such as having your vehicle booted or towed.
Although your payments will be more manageable with a payment plan, the total amount you owe will increase because interest will continue to accrue until the amount you owe is completely paid off. For example, if you owe $1,000 and you choose a 24-month payment plan with 9% interest, you will end up paying a total of more than $1,100.
Standard Parking Ticket Payment Plan
To enroll in a standard parking ticket payment plan with the Department of Finance:
- You must be the registered owner of the vehicle, the owner’s court-appointed agent, or a lessee of the vehicle who has been designated as liable for judgment summonses by the vehicle’s lessor.
- You must agree to include in the payment plan all open parking ticket judgments not already covered by an active payment plan.
- You must pay 20% or more of the total amount due at the time you enter into the agreement.
- For judgments under $350, you must agree to a 60-day plan.
- For judgments that are $350 and more, you must agree to a payment plan length of no more than 24 months.
- You must agree to pay the balance owed on all open judgment violations. If you wish to dispute any tickets in a hearing, you must do so before the payment plan begins.
- You must pay all outstanding booting, towing, and related fees in full.
- If your vehicle has been booted or towed, you must provide proof that your vehicle is currently registered and insured in order for the vehicle to be released.
Enrolling in a Parking Ticket Payment Plan
To enroll in a parking ticket payment plan, please complete the Standard Payment Agreement Enrollment Form for Parking and Camera Violation Judgments.
Once you have completed the form, you can upload it through our Customer Service Portal at www.nyc.gov/parkingticketpaymentplans.
To learn more, please call (212) 440-5300, contact us through the Customer Service Portal, or visit www.nyc.gov/finance.
Moderate Income and Hardship Parking Ticket Payment Plans
- Moderate-Income Payment Plan.The Department of Finance offers a moderate-income payment plan for motorists with adjusted gross income below $58,399. A moderate-income payment plan requires a minimum down payment of 15% of the judgment debt amount owed. The plan may last as long as 36 months. It requires a motorist to submit an application and supporting documentation that must be reviewed and approved by DOF’s Collections Division. For more information, please contact the Collections Division at (212) 440-5300 or via our Customer Service Portal.
- Hardship Payment Plan. A hardship payment plan is available to individuals who are unemployed, have suffered the loss of an income-earning family member, or have lost their home due to a natural disaster. Hardship plans also are available to small businesses that have suffered economic losses and not-for profit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. A hardship payment plan requires a minimum down payment of 5% of the judgment amount deb owed. The plan may last as long as 48 months. It requires a motorist to submit an application and supporting documentation that must be reviewed and approved by DOFs Collections Division. For more information, please contact the Collections Division at (212) 440-5300 or via our Customer Service Portal.
To apply for or enroll in a parking payment plan, applicants must submit copies of the following documents:
- Valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, New York State benefit card, etc.)
- Current vehicle registration and insurance card
- Current corporation or company bank signature card
Additional documentation related to income may be required for the hardship payment plan.
Judgment Satisfaction and Release of Registration and Vehicle
- Satisfaction of Judgment or Registration Clearance will not be provided until payment in full has been made and there are no other judgment summonses outstanding.
- Vehicles will be released upon payment in full of all outstanding judgment debt plus fees, or, in the event of a payment plan, the down payment plus all fees.