Number of parking tickets jumps in Newark

Number of parking tickets jumps in Newark
Not so surprising. Police Director McCarthy is already on record as stating that smaller quality-of-life crimes will be enforced more rigorously.

The anecdote in the article about police officers running out to the street to move their cars was hilarious, though — welcome to my world.

In the Ironbound, you can end up spending a small fortune in parking tickets if you’re not careful about alternate side parking. After living here four years, I still set a reminder in my calendar to re-park the cars on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Last year, Seabra and his colleagues in the sanitation department gave out 74,325 parking tickets for violations like expired meters and not moving for street cleaning. That’s 28,849 more than the year before, a 63 percent increase.

In the first three months, the Newark Police Department has also increased the number of tickets issued. From January to March of this year 77,781 parking tickets have been written by police, a 20,460 ticket increase from this time last year. That adds up to about 6,800 additional tickets per month on the windshields of Newark motorists. At $35 apiece, those 20,460 additional tickets figure out to $716,100 in revenue.

The increase in tickets written by the sanitation department workers in 2007 brought in $2.6 million, a $1 million increase over 2006.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

5 thoughts on “Number of parking tickets jumps in Newark”

  1. Though this sometimes affects me, I’m happy to see it. However, some of the sanitation workers give out bad tickets and there is virtually no accountability. It is good to know, in case you don’t, that you can fight bad tickets through the mail (usually successfully, if you’re right) with a defense by affidavit form that can be requested at the court phone number.


  2. They hardly ticket at all in Ironbound. A double parked car is more the rule than the exception. I once got a parking ticket for parking in my DRIVEWAY while a double parked card directly across the street was not ticketdd. Go figure.


  3. I just received a failure to appear notice for a parking ticket I received on May 27th. I have not been to Newark since February! If there is a significant jump in the number of tickets written I would be interested to find out how many of them are actually errors. Considering the way that crimes are reported in Newark as well, I would wonder if this is just another ploy to get some more cash in to the municipality because I am tempted to just pay the ticket to not have the hassle and waste of gas of traveling to Newark court anyway. Perhaps their ticketing officers should write more clearly in the first place because I will certainly not be compensated for my time to go and plead not guilty.


  4. I’m sorry to hear that, not-from-newark. You should pay more attention to where you park. In other cities if you park in the wrong place, you may well find your car towed away. quality-of-life violations are being cracked down in newark because they help reduce other crimes. Hope you don’t let this incident give you a bad impression of today’s newark.


  5. If Newark Cops were as interested in parking overtime meters as they are in “CRIME” like the time my house was broken into while me and my 2 little nephews were inside maybe i would be alittle more inclined to drop a quarter in every now and then by the way thanks for arriving at the scene 2 1/2 later u are simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and doing your job NOTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!


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