What’s up with out of state plates?

6/27/2009 Update:

Added an Ohio plate that a Hoboken411 reader sent in. I’m still very curious to see how many states we can rack up. Please keep your eyes open (and cameras ready!)

6/9/2009:

Exceptions to the “rule”

Each time I’ve gone to renew my Hoboken Parking Sticker – I had to meet the following qualifications:

  • Hoboken Resident
  • Drivers License that proves residency
  • Registration that proves residency
  • New Jersey Plates (duh)
  • (and sometimes) A PSE&G Power Bill

With that being said – I cannot understand why so many vehicles with out of state license plates have Hoboken “RESIDENTIAL” parking stickers!!!

** If this is permitted for any reason – I have no problem with it – however, it should be clearly outlined on the City website for all to know. Otherwise, this is illegal, and should be stopped. One or the other.

PROJECT: On one dog walk – I snapped photos of FIVE different states with Hoboken stickers.

Can we get all 48 states? Send your photos in to get added to the pool. Please check back to see the list of plates we already have from time to time! (I know there are many more – including Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, etc…)

States so far:

  1. Ohio
  2. Colorado
  3. Florida
  4. Illinois
  5. New York
  6. Rhode Island

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29 Comments on "What’s up with out of state plates?"

BklynHobo
Member

I saw DE the other day but was driving and couldn’t get a pic…

adam2d
Member
adam2d

“Can we get all 48 states?” Isn’t there 50 states?
Yes, I know odds are Alaska and Hawaii cars wouldn’t make it to Hoboken, but hey, you never know – not likely to get a lot of the mid-west states either.

homeworld
Member

I knew someone who had Hawaii plates and lived in Hoboken a few years ago.

In response to adam2d who said:
“Can we get all 48 states?” Isn’t there 50 states?
Yes, I know odds are Alaska and Hawaii cars wouldn’t make it to Hoboken, but hey, you never know – not likely to get a lot of the mid-west states either.

LiteSpeed
Member
LiteSpeed

I have a company car with NY plates (company registered in NY). Had to provide HPA DL, proof of residency matching address on my DL and letter from company connecting me to car. I have no connections at HPA other than my paperwork on file.

BHaze726
Member
BHaze726

I recently got a residential parking permit for the first time. I was told by the parking utility that I needed an NJ license with a Hoboken address, and that the car needed to be registered under my name but it was not necessary to be registered to my Hoboken address.

Easy-E
Member

That’s dumb.

It only encourages insurance fraud.

There are so many people in this town who have cars registered in other states. My garage has loads of them.

They should change that policy. It might reduce the number of cars, which is great for everyone. Not to mention the fact that it’s more $$$ for NJ.

In response to BHaze726 who said:
I recently got a residential parking permit for the first time. I was told by the parking utility that I needed an NJ license with a Hoboken address, and that the car needed to be registered under my name but it was not necessary to be registered to my Hoboken address.

deli118
Member
deli118

Interesting, I’m being told something completely different. I need to have a registration matching my Hoboken address.

In response to Easy-E who said:
That’s dumb.

It only encourages insurance fraud.

There are so many people in this town who have cars registered in other states. My garage has loads of them.

They should change that policy. It might reduce the number of cars, which is great for everyone. Not to mention the fact that it’s more $$$ for NJ.

matt1122
Member
matt1122

It’s not insurance fraud unless you tell the *insurance company* you’re keeping the vehicle somewhere you’re not. Whether or not you’re violating state registration or residency laws would be another story.

In response to Easy-E who said:
That’s dumb.

It only encourages insurance fraud.

There are so many people in this town who have cars registered in other states. My garage has loads of them.

They should change that policy. It might reduce the number of cars, which is great for everyone. Not to mention the fact that it’s more $$$ for NJ.

homeworld
Member

I want to know how all of the commercial vehicles around town get their residential parking passes.

For instance, the PSE&G vans, the Hoboken Glass Company vans, all of the contractor trucks, etc.

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