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Parking Permits/Citations - Community Advisory

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  • Cathy Plevy
    There has been some confusion regarding parking citations and parking permits within the City of Takoma Park. First, there are two types of parking citations:
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2013
    There has been some confusion regarding parking citations and parking
    permits within the City of Takoma Park.

    First, there are two types of parking citations:

    1. One is the handwritten citation, which clearly states how to either
    contest a citation or pay it (there are a set of blocks to fill in).

    2. The second type of citation is the one printed electronically. The
    back of the citation provides the information as to how to pay the
    citation and how to contest it. Merely request a court date in writing
    to the same name and the address that is printed on the back of the
    citation (the same as if you were going to make a payment) if you wish
    to contest the citation.

    Additionally, we will be posting instructions on the police web site
    when the new site is completed.

    The City code requires residents to purchase a residential permit for
    each vehicle that they own and plan to park on a street in one of the
    residential parking areas. The code and City administrative procedures
    also denote where to place the permit on the vehicle. Two visitors
    permits are issued with the resident permit. These permits are only to
    be used on visiting vehicles as specified in the City’s administrative
    procedures. Residents should not be using them on their personal
    vehicles that they own or have registered as owned. Our interpretation
    of the existing regulations would allow you to use a visitors permit for
    a temporary rental vehicle of a "Zip car;" temporary permits are also
    available from the police department. The administrative procedures are
    clear on this and it is not fair to those residents who follow the rules
    and purchase the resident permits for each of their cars. Misuse of
    parking permits, residential or otherwise, may result in the revocation
    of the permit by the police department.

    City parking regulations are posted on the Takoma Park web site under
    the City codes. I am attaching the administrative procedures regarding
    parking regulations.



    Catherine E. Plevy
    Executive Assistant
    Public Information Officer (PIO)
    Office of the Chief of Police
    7500 Maple Avenue
    Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
    cathyp@...
    (301) 891-7142
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