Temporary no parking scam?
It’s always been my understanding, that if you pay for a temporary no-parking sign in Hoboken – that they’re placed at the designated locations with plenty of advance warning – and are enforceable by ticket and tow.
New Hoboken resident Laura had a different experience this month – has anyone else noticed a change?
Money paid for signs wasted due to non-enforcement
“I feel like new residents to the Hoboken area should be aware of what a scam temporary parking permits are.
I just moved to Hoboken recently (6/12). Paid for 3 parking spots for 8 hours directly in front of my apt to which a neighbor parked directly in front of my buidling. I had these spots from 12-8 PM and it cost me $45.
I called the police at 1 PM. They said there was only 1 guy to do the towing.
I called the police back at 3 PM since the car was still there and told me they would send someone right away. This I don’t know if it happened because I left the apt to go back to my other place.
I called the Parking Utility on Monday to mention this where the bitter employee could only tell me 6 times that my money is nonrefundable & I would have to call the towing company to find out if this person ever got towed. I was told the previous week when I went down to City Hall during my lunch hour that the police would respond right away to enforce this.
I even have digital photos with the license plate #s and was told this was a resident who lived across the street! These signs were posted from Wed, 6/9!! This is a terrible welcome to the neighborhood from both the neighbor & the city.
Others moving here should be warned not to waste their time or money.”