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Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar Authorizes Extension of Amnesty for Parking Ticket Late Fees and Credit Card Fees through June 30, 2020

May 29, 2020

Date: May 29, 2020
Contact: Darius Shahinfar
(518) 434-5036

ALBANY, NY – “Due to the continued disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, today I authorized the Parking Violations Bureau to extend the removal of late fees from any and all delinquent parking violations in the City of Albany upon request through June 30, 2020.  I have also authorized the continued removal of the $3 online credit card payment fee” said City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar. 

To remove late fees, individuals must first request the fee removal.  Tickets may be searched and viewed online at using license plate, ticket or vehicle identification numbers, or by calling (518) 434-5006.

The best way to request your fee removal is by e-mail at, or via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203 Albany, NY 12207.  When contacting the Bureau, be sure to leave your license plate number and/or your name, phone number, e-mail, or ticket number(s).

Because City Hall is currently closed to the public during the national emergency, and the Bureau is operating with limited staffing in City Hall pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s and the CDC’s guidelines, do not visit City Hall to pay or dispute your parking ticket.  Please contact the Bureau by the above methods.

Once requested, the fees will be removed, and individuals will be contacted so that they can go online to view the amount owed and either pay by credit card, or mail in a check for the reduced amount.  Because City Hall is closed to the public, cash cannot be accepted until further notice.

To dispute a parking ticket, please contact the Bureau either via e-mail at, by calling (518) 434-5006, or via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203 Albany, NY 12207. 

More information may be found at the Parking Violations Bureau website

The City also reminds the public that until further notice, it has suspended metered parking and the booting of vehicles with excessive parking ticket delinquencies.  It has also opened Washington and Lincoln Parks to parking without time limits and has suspended timed parking restrictions.

However, the City reminds vehicle owners that ALL OTHER PARKING RULES ARE STILL IN EFFECT, including alternate side parking, emergency no-parking restrictions, handicapped and fire hydrant parking restrictions, double parking, etc.