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Fine Increases for 15-Minute Parking Spaces

Violators from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. will be hit with a $150 fine.

The Patchogue Village Board of Trustees approved an increase to the violation fee for 15-minute parking spaces to $150 at Monday's Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall.

The 15-minute rules will be in effect in these spaces from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

The parking spaces that can only be used for 15 minutes at a time are labeled in a number of Village parking lots, most commonly located near stores where a customer would quickly pick up an item.

Dep. Mayor Jack Krieger said that the fines for parking violations will also be clearly labeled in the future.

"One of the things we're going to be doing once we get our parking situation figured out in the Village is to start posting fines on our signs," Krieger said.

The motion was unanimously approved by the trustees.

Do you make use of the 15-minute parking spaces in Patchogue Village? Talk about which ones in the comments below.

Living in the Village October 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Are we going to enforce the 2 hr parking in the lot behind J&R's? Should we add more 2 hr parking so families can go out to dinner on thurs, fri or sat night ? We could enforce it until 11 pm. The restaurants usually quite down around 9pm.
PatchawgFatGuy October 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM
$150!!!!! are they insane, excessive penalties are not going to help.
John Bogack October 24, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Facts are these, some main street businesses complained to the village that the 25 dollar fine for parking in a fifteen minute zone was not a deterent and as a result their businesses were facing difficulties if not the prospect of going out of business. Part of the reason for this has been the pressure on main street parking arising out of the flood of customers patronizing the Emporium. Now for some people it is worth it to pay 25 dollars and stay in the fifteen minute zone all night because that parking is close to places like the Emporium where parking near by has become an art form. I was present the night that Trustee Krieger made the above referenced comment. He noted a fact, the fines will increase revenues but it was plain he thought other solutions such as creating more parking in the area was a better solution. As for the overall parking the village has got to move along with setting up metered parking, using cash from that revenue stream to bond to buy land to build new free use parking lots like now. .
Archie Bunker April 03, 2013 at 02:48 PM
As of today, a 15minute ticket is only $25. The information in this article is incorrect
Michael Sorrentino April 03, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Hi Chris, this article is reporting a discussion from last October and is dated as such, but thanks for the tip that these fines may have changed since. We'll try to verify.

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