Parking sticker AND a boot!


A Hoboken411 reader spots a car with a Hoboken Parking Sticker – booted. What a drag!

What a pain!

“As I’m walking down grand st I saw a black truck w a boot on it. I said to myself “this sucks” some people visit and don’t know the rules. The sticker on window cites no decal no permit. Then I look in back window and whaddya know a hoboken valid decal for parking? Someone didn’t bother to look through the slight tint and now this car has been wrongly booted. Seems as though the town is just full of bad apple parking authorities. The officers Identification number is 0313. I’ve attached some pictures so the public can be aware of the lousy job the park auth does and how it reflects our community.”

411 Note: While I suspected it’s possible that this “wrongfully booted” SUV might be an expired or invalid sticker, the reader believes the HPU employee should have noted that on the seizure notice (not “no decal”) – leading us to conclude it was a genuine screw-up on the part of the city.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 3:49 pm

Wife’s car got booted because the decal was on the side window. It was current. We had to pay, and then wait through six months of court date reschedules to finally get a refund.

Those guys can boot whomever they want.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:42 am

im glad i use a mountain bike and do not own a car

Sunday, November 15, 2009 9:40 am

if you dont whant the boot on your car just renew the sticker

Sunday, November 15, 2009 7:01 am

Had this happen to me – bought new car, just placed decal from old car in new car – and hence the ticket/boot (car and license plate did not match what was on file). I got to it before tow, so easy enough fix. Frustrating for the residents who are legit, but I am sure for every situation like mine, they come across someone who is non-res trying to beat the system.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:30 pm

Happened to me too. I put the decal/sticker (got it Jan 09)right where they told me to – the bottom left corner of the back windshield. Thing is it’s factory (so not very dark) tinted. So if one bothered to looked or scanned where they were supposed to it would’ve been right there. Got a ticket, a boot ($150 or so), and a tow ($100 or so). Went to court to protest it and was one of the last ones to go in front of the judge. They told me they would refund the ticket. I asked for a refund for the rest and they said I had to go back to trial (wasn’t about to do that) or take some papers to Parking Authority and they might refund it to me. Stupid court lady gave me the wrong papers so Parking Authority and other people gave me the run around and finally I gave up. I was out almost 300 and atleast 4-5 hours cuz of these idiots. Put your sticker in the front right bottom windshield even though the idiots tell you to put it elsewhere. Not sure why I assumed these people would get off their fat bums and have a close look at something or do something correctly.

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