Tales of Hoboken Parking Tickets and Court
Parking is annoying in Hoboken
Hoboken resident Andrew shares his tale about parking tickets and traffic court headaches:
“I realized that parking was annoyance in Hoboken prior to moving here, but it has gone to new lengths…
Over Labor Day weekend, my girlfriend parked her car on River between 1st and 2nd (basically in front of the Citibank and Subway). She parked her car at approximately 215 on Friday and I spoke to the parking department that they would not ticket past 4pm or something. Fine. She puts in the max amount of quarters and we go on our merry way.
The next day as we pass the car, we see a ticket. I go over to read it and it says “overtime meter” at 3pm. We are dumbfounded. But I choose to remain cool and wait until my court date (which was today, September 22nd). I get to court and they ask for a broken meter form or what have you. I say, I wasn’t aware I was supposed to fill one out and asked to provide me such form. They said that since it was not within the 2 week window I cannot report it broken. I cannot find anywhere on the ticket where it says, “If you think this meter is broken, call HPA”. But I wait since I am trying to be patient. I get to the court room at 830 to be first (I am first). But they tell me those tickets won’t come up until 9am, then it changed to 945. I have a job and cannot sit around for 2 hours waiting for tickets to be brought up. So I say screw it, and go downstairs to pay the ticket.
Now I have no problem paying a parking ticket when I know I am in the wrong, but I do not believe I was in the wrong here and then they cost you more money by having to miss work (they didn’t cost me money as I told my manager I was coming in late).
Hoboken Parking needs a make-over because this is not the way to deal with people and ill-functioning parking meters.“