Imagine you park your car in front of a meter and put just enough time on it to run some errands. Suddenly you find yourself a few minutes behind schedule, sprinting to make it back to your car in time. Well, as long as your meter hasn’t been expired for more than five minutes, you can stop and take a deep breath.
According to section 19-213 subsection b of the NYC Administrative Code:
No notice of violation shall be issued for allegedly parking in excess of the allotted time displayed on a munimeter receipt or longer than the time period allowed by a sign posted by the department until five minutes after the time that such a violation occurs.
Now here is another interesting section of the NYC Administrative Code (section 19-215 subsection b):
b. Any agent who issues a notice of violation by electronic means for failure to pay the metered fare shall cancel such notice of violation when, not later than five minutes after the issuance of such notice, such agent is shown a valid muni-meter receipt with an official start time stamp and such start time is no later than five minutes after the time of the issuance of such notice. The electronic copy of such canceled notice shall be marked “valid muni-meter receipt shown; ticket canceled” and shall include the number of such muni-meter receipt shown. The electronic system used by the agent to issue such notice shall be programmed to prohibit such notice from being canceled later than five minutes after the issuance of such notice.
Now I know that is a bit of a mouthful, so let’s make it a little easier to understand. The above subsection simply says, if an ‘Agent’ of the City gives you an electronic parking ticket, you have five minutes to show him/her a new muni-meter receipt. If that muni-meter receipt has a start time within five minutes of the issued ticket, they HAVE to cancel it!
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