Parking Violations

On-Street Parking


On-street parking is permitted in the City of Ithaca, but is restricted by two city-wide regulations in addition to any street side signage.

24-Hour Parking


The city has a city-wide 24-hour parking restriction in addition to other parking regulations. This regulation requires that a vehicle be moved at least once every 24-hours Monday through Friday. Violation - Overtime Zone #02

Odd / Even Winter-time Parking


On-street parking is also restricted between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., from November 1 to April 1, for snow removal and street cleaning purposes. These restrictions prohibit parking on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days and the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days. This applies anywhere in the city unless otherwise posted. Tickets are issued to violators, so please contact the Parking Violations Department at 607-274-6581 if you have questions. Violation - Overtime Night: Odd / Even #12

Residential Parking Permits


The city passed an ordinance permitting the sale of residential parking permits for on-street parking in certain neighborhoods. Questions should be referred to the City Clerk's Office at 607-274-6570. Violation - Residential Permit Zone #25. Please note that this violation has a progressive fine structure.

Parking Violations



CITY OF ITHACA, SCHEDULE OF PARKING FINES
ADOPTED MAY 2, 2018
VIOLATION
 LAW FINE
 OVERTIME METER  CITY CODE § 346-41  $15.00
 OVERTIME ZONE  CITY CODE §§ 346-25 – 27  $15.00
 PARKING RAMP OVERNIGHT W/O PERMIT  CITY CODE § 346-39  $25.00
 CURB (12’’)  NYS VTL § 1203(a)  $25.00
 SCHOOL ZONE  CITY CODE § 356-3(E)  $30.00
 PROHIBITED AREA  CITY CODE §§ 346-19 – 29  $30/45/60*
BETWEEN CURB AND WALK  CITY CODE § 346-28  $25.00
BUS STOP/TAXI STAND  NYS VTL § 1200  $30.00
FIRE HYDRANT/FIRE ZONE  NYS VTL § 1202(b)  $50.00
CROSSWALK (20’)  NYS VTL § 1202(a)(2)(b)  $30.00
SIDEWALK  NYS VTL § 1202(a)(1)(b) $25.00
OVERTIME NIGHT, ODD/EVEN
 CITY CODE § 346-26  $15/30/45*
OTHER  N/A $30.00
DRIVEWAY  NYS VTL § 1202(a)(2)(a)  $35.00
PRIVATE PROPERTY
 CITY CODE § 250-6 $30.00
WRONG DIRECTION
 NYS VTL § 1203(c)  $15.00
TRUCK ZONE
 CITY CODE § 346-3(L)  $30/45/60*
DOUBLE PARKING
 NYS VTL § 1202(a)(1)(a)  $30.00
UNINSPECTED
 NYS VTL § 306(b)  $25.00
 ABANDONED  NYS VTL § 1224  $25.00
 HANDICAP  NYS VTL § 1203-b  $100/150/200*
 YARD PARKING
 CITY CODE § 325-20(D)(2)(a)  $20/30/50*
 ACCESS  NYS UNIFORM CODE § 503.5  $50.00
 OBSTRUCTION OF LANE/ALLEY  NYS VTL § 202(A)  $50.00
 RESIDENTIAL PERMIT ZONE  CITY CODE § 260-5  $15/30/45*

* Escalating fine amounts for the first, second, and third violation(s) within an 18-month period.

Call Traffic Violations at 607-274-6581 if you have questions.

Parking Violation Ticket Payments

The Chamberlain's Office accepts payments of tickets issued for parking violations within the City of Ithaca. We can also provide parking violation appeal form. Your parking violation. Payments should be mailed or presented to the City of Ithaca Traffic Violations Bureau. Parking tickets may also be paid with a credit card online. If you need to call us about a parking ticket, please have your license plate number handy when you call; we will need this in order to verify ticket information.

Late Payments


Parking tickets not paid or appealed within 20 days of issuance accrue a late payment penalty of $15 in addition to the fine. Also, failure to pay or respond to parking tickets may result in certification as a scofflaw with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and prevent the renewal or transferring of the vehicle registration. If more than five tickets remain unpaid, the vehicle to which the tickets were issued may be impounded.

Moving Violations


We do not accept payments for tickets issued for moving violations within the city. City-issued moving violations are payable at:
City Court
118 E. Clinton St.
Ithaca, NY 14850