Below is a statement from Syracuse Chief Administrative Officer Frank Caliva on a mailing sent Friday regarding the City’s parking violation amnesty program:
“The City mailed out 110,000 letters on Friday notifying individuals they may be eligible for penalty and interest amnesty on parking violations. The City’s unpaid violations records include tens of thousands of tickets written over the course of decades. The Parking Violations Bureau strives for its databases to be accurate and cross references with New York State and Department is Motor Vehicles databases to ensure that the correct notice goes to the correct vehicle owner. Over time, people move, they buy and sell cars, and they change license plates for a variety of reasons. The City Payment Center will work diligently to make corrections, where needed, while also pursuing fines lawfully owed to the City.
People with questions about amnesty letters they have received can check the parking violations database beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 at syrgov.net/amnesty2020. If there are still questions, contact the City Payment Center by email at Amnesty2020@syrgov.net or by phone at 315-448-8483.”