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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by LusterBroil, Mar 14, 2006.
The part about not being able to dispute the tickets due to their age is fishy too.
I'm smelling something fishy, too. 3 tickets? IIRC, the minimum outstanding balance for booting is something like $750. Do tickets continue to accrue additional penalties after they go to the default fine?
Also, afaik booting is done by third parties. I would demand copies of the tickets do you can see day, date, location, etc.
One was 3/1/11 and the other two are from 4/29/11
I for the life of me don’t remember receiving them on the car.
The total came to $972. They said the fine is so high because of the length of time elapsed.
The woman on the phone texted me a link at nyc.mybootinfo.com which shows all three violations with numbers and location and description of violation but no dates or plates attached to them. They verbally told me those over the phone.
No plates? Very fishy.
What makes it even more fishy is that you would have at least received postal mail notices about outstanding tickets at the registered address for the plates, before they defaulted.
Reference #7119121911 ● Parking Fine
Violation: 7119121911 Description: FIRE HYDRANT Location: In front of 39-86 61ST ST Queens
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:21:17 AM
Reference #7039677064 ● Parking Fine
Violation: 7039677064 Description: FAIL TO DSPLY MUNI METER RECPT Location: Opposite of 26 JONES ST Manhattan
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:21:17 AM
Reference #7039677076 ● Parking Fine
Violation: 7039677076 Description: REG. STICKER-EXPIRED/MISSING Location: Opposite of 26 JONES ST Manhattan
This is what it shows me for the violations. It also has a couple lines for a Boot, Excecution, and Poundage fee. Those reference/violation numbers do not show up on DOF website anywhere. Also, the dates of the violations aren't show correctly, they show todays date.
Are those two addresses familiar to you? You never got default warning letters?
the queens ticket is woodside. in front of what is now veggie monster grocery. just north of woodside ave. i know because i lived there for 8+ years. there is a hydrant right there but how you parked in front of it is perplexing as it extends into the street. street view will make that statement understandable. i suppose you could have been "too close".
good luck arguing 6 year old tickets with people who just want to collect your money (and might be high school graduates, might not) and don't give a flying fuck about the facts or you.
Did you call the number here or a different number on the boot? http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/vehicles/services-booting.page
and the last time I checked its pretty hard to hide from nyc/nys if you are living and working (on the books) there. they always seem to know what my address is. they don't shy away from mailing notices. surprised none of this caught up to you.
Yup thats the number I called. It looks like it's the same breakdown of fees as on the site.
Looking up that Woodside address completely jogged my memory and I remember how messed up it seemed as there was a huge cut out for the parking spots but the Hydrant wasn't blocked. I guess 15 feet is 15 feet no matter which direction you go.
I still for the life of me don't remember receiving those other two though. I still have no idea why I was never notified about any of this after the fact. I concur on the "good luck arguing 6 year old tickets", I have a feeling I will have to pay this one.
At least try arguing you never received notice of the tickets, which might get them cut to their original values, if you have any luck.
There have been instances of ticket agents writing tickets and never placing them, just to hit their fuckin' numbers.
And if you have the right documentation you could actually prove the registration ticket to be inaccurate.
If you cut down the numbers enough, that may be sufficient to get un-booted. Maybe. Or I could just be pissin' in the wind.
You might be right. My only concern about the registration one is that it is for ‘expired/missing’ so even if I have paperwork showing the car was validly registered then (which I actually may), they could claim the missing aspect and that would be hard to prove.
I guess I should leave it booted overnight and head to Jamaica in the morning? I’m just worried because the paperwork says the city has the right to tow a booted vehicle at any time.
liquid nitrogen and a hammer would probably remove the boot...
so you can't prove your side and other than a "record" of something being written with your name (no plate info) they can't fully prove their side either. or verification of multiple mailings indicating your status as a supreme scofflaw.
house wins. thanks for being a nyc cash cow.
City has the right to tow vehicles for anything at any time. Idjits.
Other thing I don't see there is tax IDs for whomever wrote those tickets.
What would that be exactly?
Yeah, again that’s what I am kinda figuring. I guess I’ll consider it a ‘move in fee’
Welcome to NY, it blows. Some piece of shit stole my bike cover yesterday (it was locked to the bike and alarmed).
wait. you got tickets in '11.
moved out of nyc.
returned years later with different vehicle and plate?
and they decided you needed a boot after all that time and different vehicle/plate?
something isn't adding up here.