Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Amnesty Period Has Begun

Gossips has been reporting about this since August, when the idea of creating an amnesty program for people with long delinquent parking tickets was first presented to the Common Council by Mayor Kamal Johnson. Today, a press release from the mayor's office announces that the amnesty program has begun. 

The City of Hudson and Mayor Kamal Johnson are pleased to announce a temporary amnesty program for significantly delinquent parking tickets. Effective until December 31, 2023, individuals may apply for amnesty on unpaid parking tickets issued prior to January 1, 2020, to pay only the original ticket amount, with late fees and other penalties waived.
"We established this program to give folks with old parking tickets the chance to start 2024 off with a clean slate," said Mayor Kamal Johnson. "Temporarily waiving late fees--which in many cases now far exceeds the original cost of the ticket--is one tool we have to help make that happen."
Those who wish to participate in the amnesty program must submit an application (form link) to the City of Hudson Parking Bureau via email, postal mail, or by dropping off at the office's temporary location:

    • Email: parkingbureau@cityofhudson.org (include "Parking Ticket Amnesty Program Application" in subject line)
    • Mail: City Hall, attn: Parking Bureau, 520 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
    • Drop-off: Central Fire Station, 77 N. 7th Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Registered owners that have multiple vehicles must provide all license plates for their vehicles in their amnesty application. Once the application is received, the Parking Bureau will research all applicable outstanding tickets eligible for amnesty and contact the applicant with further instructions for payment.
Question regarding the amnesty program may be directed to the Parking Bureau at 518-828-0218 or parkingbureau@cityofhudson.org.

1 comment:

  1. It would be good to see the final results of this effort. How many folks came forward and took advantage of this? What additional revenue was obtained? And what are the statistics on those who paid?