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  • Illegal Parking to report overnight commercial parking on residential street

Commercial vehicles cannot park on residential streets overnight between 9 PM and 5 AM. Vehicles in violation may be issued a $65 parking violation.

The fine for tractor-trailers is $265 and may increase to $515 if the same vehicle is cited again within a six-month period.

Tractor, Trailer, and Truck Definitions

The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) has the following definitions:


A motor vehicle:

  • Created and used as the power unit
  • In combination with either a:
    • Semitrailer
    • Trailer
    • Two such trailers in tandem


A trailer:

  • Not propelled by its own power
  • Towed on public highways by a motor vehicle (except motorcycle sidecars)
  • Being towed by a non-rigid support
  • Created for and used for other purposes
  • Only occasionally drawn by a motor vehicle


A motor vehicle:

  • Designed mainly to move property
  • Used mainly to move property
  • Maintained mainly to move property

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