If you have parking or camera violation judgment debt, you may be eligible to set up a payment plan so you can make a series of smaller payments over time instead of paying the full amount all at once.

If you stay current with the plan’s payments, your vehicle(s) won’t be subject to towing, booting, and other enforcement actions. Interest continues to accrue on your outstanding liability while the payment plan is in effect.

Learn more about updated parking ticket payment plan requirements.

To be eligible for a payment plan, you must:

  • Have parking ticket, bus lane, red light, or speed camera violation judgment debt
  • Have a valid vehicle registration
  • Be the registered owner of the vehicle, the owner’s court-appointed agent or the lessee of a vehicle who has been designated as liable for judgment summonses by the vehicle’s lessor.
  • Agree to include all open parking ticket judgments not already covered by an active payment plan.
  • Agree to a payment plan length of 24 months or fewer. (If the total amount in judgment is less than $350, the payment plan length is 60-Days.)
  • Agree to pay the balance owed on all open judgment violations. If you wish to dispute any tickets in a hearing, you must do so before the payment plan begins.
  • Pay 20% or more of the total amount due at the time you enter into the agreement.
  • Pay all outstanding booting, towing, and related fees in full if your car has been booted or towed.

Plan Duration

If you are approved for a payment plan, you must agree to a plan length of 24 months or less. If you owe less than $350, you must agree to a plan length of 60 days.

Down Payments

You have to pay some of your debt up front.

  • If your vehicle hasn't been booted or towed, you must 20% of what you owe up front.
  • If your vehicle has been booted or towed, you must pay 20% of what you owe and all of the booting and towing fees, and redeem your vehicle within 48 hours.

A lower down payment amount or longer plan length may be available to individuals experiencing a financial hardship. This requires the submission of additional information to a Collections supervisor.

To apply, bring a completed Parking and Camera Violations Payment Plan Request Form and the required documents to a DOF Business Center. No appointment is necessary, however you can schedule an appointment to ensure social distancing at the centers. Interviews are held on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can't apply by phone.

The DOF Collection Unit's staff will review your request and documents to determine if you're eligible for a payment plan. If you're eligible, they will discuss payment terms with you and give instructions on how the plan works and how much and how often you must pay.

To request a parking ticket or camera violation agreement, you need to complete a Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form. If you owe more than $10,000, you must also complete a Credit Application.

Online

Download the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form.

Download the Credit Application.

In Person

Visit a DOF Business Center to pick up a form.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

You must bring the following to your interview:

  • A completed Parking or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form.
  • A valid government-issued photo-ID such as a driver's license.
  • Proof that you are the owner of the vehicle such as a valid vehicle registration.
  • A completed Credit Application, if you owe more than $10,000.

If your vehicle has been towed and you need a payment plan, visit a DOF Business Center. No appointment is necessary, however you can schedule an appointment to ensure social distancing at the centers.

If your vehicle hasn't been towed and you need help setting up a payment plan or making a payment on your plan, you can get help at a DOF Business Center or contact DOF online, by mail, or by phone.

Online

Contact DOF.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

By Mail

Write to:

NYC Department of Finance
Correspondence Unit
One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

In Person

Visit a DOF Business Center.