If you’re a business owner or manager with a large number of vehicles to keep track of, dealing with parking tickets in the City of New York can be a headache at best. Because of this, many businesses enroll in one of the City’s 3 fleet programs:
- Regular Fleet Program
For businesses with at least one vehicle in their fleet. In the fleet program, you can easily review your tickets and decide whether to pay them or request a hearing.
- Stipulated Fine Program
For businesses that make deliveries. In this program, you can pay violations at a reduced fee by waiving your right to a hearing.
- Commercial Abatement Program
For businesses that make pick-ups or service calls. In this program, you can pay violations at a reduced fee by waiving your right to a hearing.
How is this different and why would you want to enroll in a fleet program? Perhaps the most prominent reason is the discounted ticketing charges offered in the Stipulated Fine and Commercial Abatement programs. For those businesses that rack up and pay a large number of tickets, waiving the right to dispute in exchange for lower fees is a great boon.
The second benefit of the fleet program is the quality of life improvements that it offers with access to a special user-friendly online portal. Through this portal, you can do the following:
- Search all currently enrolled plates for outstanding debt
- Add and terminate plates enrolled in a fleet program
- Select violations you wish to pay, create bills, and pay online via eCheck
- Contest tickets online (Regular Fleet Program participants)
You can learn more about and apply for a fleet program here.