DON’T PARK AT A MUNI METER
UNTIL YOU READ THIS
New York City has replaced all
of its single-space, mechanical
meters with muni meters. Muni
meters regulate more than one...
FIRST STEP
LEARN HOW
THE MACHINE
WORKS
BEFORE
ATTEMPTING
TO PARK AT A
MUNI METER

3
PAY FOR TIME

WALK TO MUNI METER

TAKE THE RECEIPT
4
PLACE THE RECEIPT IN A VISIBLE SPOT
ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE DASHBOARD

5
THE LAW
•

You are permitted 5-minutes
to walk to the muni meter
machine, purchase your
time, walk back to your car,
and d...
WHAT IF THE MUNI METER IS BROKEN?
7
You are permitted to park for free at a broken muni meter, if you
follow these steps
Report the broken muni meter by compl...
No Receipt
Displayed

WHAT IF?

YOU DON’T PROPERLY DISPLAY THE MUNI METER RECEIPT ON YOUR DASHBOARD?
9
THE LAW
•

A judge is required to
dismiss your parking
ticket for “failure to
display muni meter
receipt” upon
submission ...
WHAT IF?
A MUNI METER TAKES YOUR MONEY WHEN
IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO?
11
THE LAW
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the
administrative co...
IN OTHER
WORDS…
THE MACHINE WILL
BE PROGRAMED
NOT TO TAKE YOUR
MONEY AT TIMES
YOU’RE NOT
REQUIRED TO PAY
FOR PARKING

13
WHAT IF?
YOU HAVE TIME LEFT OVER ON YOUR MUNI
METER RECEIPT?
14
THE LAW
"§19–167.2 Transfer of muni-meter time.
a. For the purposes of this section, the term 'muni-meter' shall mean an e...
IN OTHER
WORDS…
YOU CAN TRANSFER THE UNUSED TIME TO ANOTHER
PARKING SPACE CONTROLLED BY A MUNI METER WHEN
THE PARKING RATE...
WWW.NEWYORKPARKINGTICKET.COM
PREPARED BY
LARRY BEREZIN

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  1. 1. DON’T PARK AT A MUNI METER UNTIL YOU READ THIS
  2. 2. New York City has replaced all of its single-space, mechanical meters with muni meters. Muni meters regulate more than one parking space, and use an electronic pay and display parking system. ! This presentation will show you how to park safely at a muni meter and avoid a NYC parking ticket 2
  3. 3. FIRST STEP LEARN HOW THE MACHINE WORKS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PARK AT A MUNI METER 3
  4. 4. PAY FOR TIME WALK TO MUNI METER TAKE THE RECEIPT 4
  5. 5. PLACE THE RECEIPT IN A VISIBLE SPOT ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE DASHBOARD 5
  6. 6. THE LAW • You are permitted 5-minutes to walk to the muni meter machine, purchase your time, walk back to your car, and display your receipt on the driver’s side dashboard • A judge is required to dismiss it upon submission of a paid receipt, if you are issued a parking ticket during this 5-minute grace period 6
  7. 7. WHAT IF THE MUNI METER IS BROKEN? 7
  8. 8. You are permitted to park for free at a broken muni meter, if you follow these steps Report the broken muni meter by completing a form on the 311 NYC website Search for a working muni meter in the same parking field (both sides of the street on the same block as the broken muni meter) Purchase time on a working muni meter You must document each broken or missing meter by completing the form to report a broken muni meter on the 311 NYC website, and taking photographs in case you find a parking ticket upon your return to your chariot 8
  9. 9. No Receipt Displayed WHAT IF? YOU DON’T PROPERLY DISPLAY THE MUNI METER RECEIPT ON YOUR DASHBOARD? 9
  10. 10. THE LAW • A judge is required to dismiss your parking ticket for “failure to display muni meter receipt” upon submission of the paid receipt … • as long as your paid muni meter receipt was purchased within 5-minutes of the time of violation 10
  11. 11. WHAT IF? A MUNI METER TAKES YOUR MONEY WHEN IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO? 11
  12. 12. THE LAW Be it enacted by the Council as follows: Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 19-167.3 to read as follows: §19-167.3 Deactivating muni-meters. a. For the purposes of this section, the term "muni-meter" shall mean an electronic parking meter that dispenses timed receipts that must be displayed in a conspicuous place on a vehicle's dashboard. b. The department shall program each muni-meter to ensure that such muni-meter is unable to accept payment: 1. from the last time in a day that parking meter rules are in effect for any parking space within the block or parking field of such muni-meter, or for any other parking space within one hundred feet of such muni-meter, until one hour prior to the next time meter rules take effect for any parking space within the block or parking field, or for any other parking space within one hundred feet of such muni-meter; and 2. when such muni-meter does not contain paper to print timed receipts. c. This section shall apply only to muni-meters that can be programmed as set forth in subdivision b of this section, provided that no later than two years after the enactment of the local law that added this section, all muni-meters in the city of New York shall be capable of being programmed in the manner required by subdivision b of this section. § 2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law. 12
  13. 13. IN OTHER WORDS… THE MACHINE WILL BE PROGRAMED NOT TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AT TIMES YOU’RE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY FOR PARKING 13
  14. 14. WHAT IF? YOU HAVE TIME LEFT OVER ON YOUR MUNI METER RECEIPT? 14
  15. 15. THE LAW "§19–167.2 Transfer of muni-meter time. a. For the purposes of this section, the term 'muni-meter' shall mean an electronic parking meter that dispenses timed receipts that must be displayed in a conspicuous place on a vehicle's dashboard. ! b. Parking time that is purchased at a muni-meter shall be valid for use during such time at any parking space where parking meter rules are in effect, provided that: ! 1. the parking meter rate at such parking space is the same as or less than the rate at the location where such parking time was purchased; ! 2. the vehicle is not parked at such parking space in excess of the maximum amount of time parking is authorized at such parking space as indicated on posted signs. For purposes of this paragraph, the length of time a vehicle is parked at a parking space shall be calculated from the time such parking time was purchased, as indicated on the muni-meter receipt; and ! 3. the vehicle is not otherwise parked in violation of any law or rule.' " ! 15
  16. 16. IN OTHER WORDS… YOU CAN TRANSFER THE UNUSED TIME TO ANOTHER PARKING SPACE CONTROLLED BY A MUNI METER WHEN THE PARKING RATES ARE THE SAME FOR BOTH MUNI METERS 16
  17. 17. WWW.NEWYORKPARKINGTICKET.COM PREPARED BY LARRY BEREZIN 17

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