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Rochester changing its policy on unpaid parking tickets

Rochester changing its policy on unpaid parking tickets

Here is the PSA sent out today from the city:

The Rochester Police Department is changing enforcement policy regarding unpaid parking tickets. Under the new policy, vehicles with 5 or more unpaid parking citations exceeding 30 days old will be subject to towing and impound.
 
Beginning this month, letters will be mailed to the registered owner/lessee of any vehicle which has 5 or more unpaid parking citations that are 30 days old. The individuals will be given 21 days from the date of the letter to pay all citations or risk the vehicle being towed and impounded until all fines, penalties, and towing/impound fees are paid.
 
Prior to the change the city issued warrants for those vehicle owners. This change aligns the City of Rochester enforcement practices with those of other municipalities in Minnesota.
 
Parking tickets may be paid online at www.rochestermn.gov or by telephone at 888-266-1408 using VISA, MasterCard or Discover, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Tickets may be paid in person at the City Clerk’s Office or using the after-hours drop box in the Government Center parking lot. Payment may also be made by mail with check or money order (do not mail cash) to City Clerk’s Office, 201 4th St. SE Room 135, Rochester, MN 55904. Mailed payments must be received and processed by the City Clerk’s office prior to the expiration of the 21-day grace period to avoid this enforcement action.

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