Richmond ends amnesty program for parking citations

City to begin booting vehicles Aug. 31

Richmond ends amnesty program for parking citations
At 5 p.m. on Monday, the city will begin booting vehicles with outstanding past-due tickets. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The city of Richmond ended its parking amnesty program, which started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Aug. 31. Parking enforcement already resumed citywide in July.

Enforcement officials drove around the city checking license plates to scan if drivers had outstanding parking citations. If so, officials booted or towed cars depending on the road and situation.

Anyone who received tickets on or after March 16 must pay the original ticketed amount by Monday in order to have any additional fines and penalties waived.

Anyone who owed money for parking tickets and overdue penalties prior to March 16 had the amounts due frozen and were not accruing additional fines and penalties during the amnesty period. Those frozen amounts must now be paid by Monday.

DMV related hold fees were not included in the amnesty program.

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