More ruthless Hoboken ticket-scamming!

Residents now ticketed even when car is leaving parking spot!

Hobokenites have been griping more and more about the recent parking ticket Blitzkrieg in effect (likely due to City Hall budgetary ineptitude).

But now it seems to be getting even more ridiculous, as Hoboken411 reader Eric points out…

Letter: Unfair and biased parking enforcement in Hoboken

“After running a few errands in town, my girlfriend and I (both residents) returned to her car (town registered w/ visible resident parking sticker). Luckily with 2 minutes left on the meter whewww!!!! We then threw our bags in the trunk and hopped in the car only to see a parking attendant writing us an expired meter ticket WTF!!!

I took this photo when we noticed the parking agent as we were already in reverse and pulling out of the spot.

Obviously we have no choice but to plead guilty and pay ticket as we both do not have the ability nor time to take a full day off from work and try to fight a $35 parking summons which I am sure the meter attendant probably figured as she quickly and happily slapped one in between the windshield wiper blade.

All we did that day was support local business and in returned was fined for no reason.

Truly unfair and biased. Something’s got to give or change out here!”

411 Note: Will the HPU now ticket you if you actually PULL INTO a spot that has an expired meter? What kind of nonsense is this?

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39 Comments on "More ruthless Hoboken ticket-scamming!"

xMarine45
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xMarine45

This keeps happening over and over in Hoboken. I was parking on Garden between 7th and 8th and there was a temporary parking note of not parking after 4 PM. I walked back to my car to find out that I got a ticket, and because I saw the officer right there I confronted him and told me that I was parking where I wasn’t suppose to park. Then I pointed out that it was after 4 PM not Before and luckily he let me go because I had witnesses with me. But like this incident last night I got one behind the parking sing at 3:20 AM saying that I was parking in a prohibit are when I was not!!! now I have to pay $45 because I can’t take time from work to fight this dumb ticket. SOMEONE MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OFFICERS!!!

homeworld
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I got a ticket for parking in a so-called prohibited zone once. I called the Hoboken police to inquire, and the officer actually told me that it was illegal to park anywhere on Sinatra Street. When I asked him why they had parking meters on Sinatra then, he proceeded to lecture me that he’s lived in Hoboken for 36 years so he was obviously right and I was wrong.

Good old entitled attitude.
[quote comment=”217615″]This keeps happening over and over in Hoboken. I was parking on Garden between 7th and 8th and there was a temporary parking note of not parking after 4 PM. I walked back to my car to find out that I got a ticket, and because I saw the officer right there I confronted him and told me that I was parking where I wasn’t suppose to park. Then I pointed out that it was after 4 PM not Before and luckily he let me go because I had witnesses with me. But like this incident last night I got one behind the parking sing at 3:20 AM saying that I was parking in a prohibit are when I was not!!! now I have to pay $45 because I can’t take time from work to fight this dumb ticket. SOMEONE MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OFFICERS!!![/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

NJ parking tickets have a box that says something like “time observed” and “time ticketed”. You can check out the NJ code on this – it is referenced. It describes what info is needed for a valid ticket – there’s 4-5 criteria. An invalid ticket would not have to be paid nor defended.

It is reasonable to have this two pieces of info on the ticket for the reason your note addresses.

sasha
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sasha

Parking is a major issue in Hoboken which is not improving, therefore when someone
blogs on concerning a parking matter many citizens will respond. December must work
for the HPU. i

HoBoSearch
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HoBoSearch

**Sigh** Hoboken Parking Utility, making lives in Hoboken better one ticket at a time..

mooshu
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mooshu

HPU’s finest in da house!

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