Wilmington offering parking ticket amnesty program this month

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The City of Wilmington is offering a parking ticket amnesty program to give violators of city parking regulations the ability to clear parking tickets issued betweenJanuary 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019.

Those wishing to take advantage of this program may pay their parking tickets at face value, with all penalties being waved.

The Parking Ticket Amnesty Program will run throughout the month of January, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and ending on January 31.

“These are difficult times for our constituents,” said Mayor Mike Purzycki, who made his comment from the hospital where he is recovering from heart surgery. “The Amnesty Program provides an opportunity for people with old unpaid parking tickets to satisfy this obligation at a substantially reduced cost. It’s a chance to start off the year with a clean slate.”

Wilmington has faced long-running criticism over its parking enforcement. Critics have claimed the city has been used as a revenue-raising tool for the city with obsolete meters, and an opaque system for contesting fines that has driven shoppers and businesses out of the city.

Purzycki has pledged to reform the system that has been in operation for decades.

Payment for parking violations can be made online atwww.wilmingtonparkingtickets.com.

See story below from September of 2019.

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