837-i. Uniform parking ticket. 1. The commissioner, in cooperation with the commissioner of the department of motor vehicles, and in consultation with the chief executive officers of cities with a population in excess of one hundred thousand persons according to the nineteen hundred eighty United States census shall prescribe the form and content of uniform parking tickets for such cities in all cases involving a parking, standing or stopping violation as defined in accordance with the vehicle and traffic law, hereinafter referred to as parking violations, or of any local law, ordinance, rule or regulation adopted pursuant to the vehicle and traffic law relating to parking violations. Upon written application of the chief executive officer of any such city, the commissioner, after consultation with the commissioner of the department of motor vehicles, may authorize the use of a parking ticket other than the uniform parking ticket prescribed pursuant to this section if he or she determines that use of such other parking ticket is not inconsistent with, and will not diminish the effectiveness of, the parking violations enforcement and disposition program established pursuant to section eight hundred thirty-seven-j of this chapter, and may also authorize for a specified time period the use of a parking ticket which was used by such city on or before the effective date of this section.
2. The commissioner in consultation with the chief executive officers of cities with a population in excess of one hundred thousand persons according to the nineteen hundred eighty United States census shall establish a system to record and monitor the issuance and disposition of parking tickets, to monitor the collection of the mandatory surcharge required by section eighteen hundred nine-a of the vehicle and traffic law and to receive information from cities for this purpose. Each such city shall report on such parking violations on a monthly basis in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner including, but not limited to, the parking tickets issued, the dispositions of such tickets and the amount of fines, penalties and mandatory surcharges collected. The commissioner shall collect, process and analyze such information and present periodic reports on the parking violations enforcement and disposition program.
3. The commissioner shall have the power from time to time to adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this section.
Last modified: February 3, 2019