The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking to enact a rule change to sections 4-01 and 4-08 of Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York (“34 RCNY”) to introduce a new Pay-by-plate parking meter option by eliminating the need for using a receipt as proof of payment.
DOT will be upgrading and retrofitting 14,500 parking meters citywide. These upgrades will convert the meters from Pay-and-display operation to a Pay-by-plate, eliminating the need for using a receipt as proof of payment. The person who is parking will need only to enter their license plate at the meter without the need to return to the vehicle to place a receipt. Further, Traffic Enforcement Agents will only need to enter the license plate rather than being required to spend time looking into the vehicle for the receipt.
Local Law number 171 of 2021 was enacted on December 24, 2021 and goes into effect on February 22, 2022. This law authorizes the use of pay-by-plate parking meters in addition to pay-and-display parking meters, and this proposed rule implements that authorization. These proposed rule changes would facilitate and enhance the enforcement and adjudication by the New York City Police Department and the DOT resulting from the adoption of such payment systems. Specifically, the proposed amendments would be as follows:
- Section 4-01(b) would be amended by adding new definitions for “blockface”, “credential”, “parking field” and by amending the existing “parking meter” definition.
- Section 4-08(h) would be amended by adding a new option of using Pay-by-plate meters and by prohibiting transfer of parking time between blockfaces.
The hearing will be held on March 7, 2022 at 10am. Comments may be submitted by:
- Website. http://rules.cityofnewyork.us
- Email. email@example.com
- Mail. David Stein, New York City Department of Transportation, 34- 02 Queens Boulevard, 1st Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101.
- Fax. David Stein at 646-892-5018.