Do you have a bunch of unpaid parking tickets?
Well, I saw this on the city’s Municipal Court site the other day and thought it was worth bringing to your attention: (Short version – You might want to pay those tickets by July 1st)
If you have any unpaid parking tickets, the City strongly suggests you take care of them immediately.
Vehicles that have four or more unpaid parking tickets are defined as Scofflaws, per City ordinance #123447. For all Scofflaws, starting July 1st:
- Your vehicle will be immobilized (“booted”) on a City street.
- Once booted, to get the vehicle released you will have 48 hours to pay all parking tickets, default penalties, interest, collections agency fees, and a boot fee.
- If you do not pay within 48 hours of being booted, the vehicle will be towed and impounded. To release the vehicle from impound, you will need to pay all fees and fines, plus tow fees, per Seattle Municipal Code.
- If your vehicle is not claimed from impound within 15 days, it will be sold at auction to help pay your debts.
Pay now to avoid boot and tow fees and save yourself the hassle of being booted and/or impounded. Parking tickets may cost less from May 2011 through June 2011 as part of the Court’s Collections Reduction Program
Check the Seattle Municipal Court – Public Information Web Site to see if your vehicle has unpaid parking tickets
The good news?
DO YOU OWE FOR PAST DUE TICKETS???? If you owe money to the Seattle Municipal Court for parking and traffic tickets that are in collections, now is the time to save.
Collection Fees and Interest will Be Waived For Parking and Traffic Tickets/Cases Paid in Full.
NOTE: Amounts in collections cannot be paid online via the Court’s website.
This special program runs May 2 thru June 30, 2011
So, um, take care of those I guess. Unless you want to be a scofflaw (which sounds kind of cool. Like a pirate or something. Arr!)
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