Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar Authorizes Amnesty for Parking Ticket Late Fees and Credit Card Fees through May 31, 2020 

ALBANY, NY – “Due to the disruption caused by the national health emergency, I have authorized the Parking Violations Bureau to remove late fees from any and all delinquent parking violations in the City of Albany upon request,” said City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar.  “I have also authorized and implemented the removal of the $3 online credit card payment fee.  This parking ticket amnesty program is being administered in consultation with, and support of, both Mayor Sheehan and our Common Council, and will continue through May 31, 2020.”

To remove late fees, individuals must first request the fee removal. Tickets may be searched and viewed online at https://albany.rmcpay.com/ 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or completing the online form. You can also request via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203 Albany, NY 12207.  When contacting the Bureau, be sure to provide 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling (518) 434-5006, or via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203, Albany, NY 12207. 

More information may be found on the Parking Violations Bureau web page

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.

As of 6pm Friday 3/20, metered parking in the City of Albany has been suspended until further notice.

Other parking regulations, including parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk, continue to be in effect in both parks. The City of Albany is asking residents to continue to comply with alternate-side parking regulations throughout the City to help facilitate the continued collection of solid waste and recycling as scheduled.

Starting on March 18th, the maximum daily parking rates for all three of the Albany Parking Authority’s garages – the Green-Hudson, Riverfront and Quackenbush garages – will be reduced from $13 to $7 per day. This is being done to alleviate issues for residents who don’t usually use these parking garages during the day.

Effective March 17, 2020, at 10:45 a.m. the City of Albany has lifted parking regulations in Washington Park and Lincoln Park. Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins have announced that time-limit parking regulations have been lifted at both Washington Park and Lincoln Park until further notice to create additional parking opportunities throughout the City during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Other parking regulations, including parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk, continue to be in effect in both parks. The City of Albany is asking residents to continue to comply with alternate-side parking regulations throughout the City to help facilitate the continued collection of solid waste and recycling as scheduled.

Albany Parking Authority Garage Tiered Rate Structure Guide

(Effective January 1, 2020)

 

  1. The base rate for a monthly account will be reduced from $140.00 to $135.00 per space per month. (Tier 1)
  1. For accounts with 15-24 spaces, the rate will be $125.00 per space per month. (Tier 2)
  1. For accounts with 25 spaces or more, the rate will be $115.00 per space per month. (Tier 3)
  1. If you wish to purchase more than fifty (50) spaces, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  1. The downtown residential rate will be $115.00 per space per month. Restrictions Apply.
  1. Any individual under a parking club, a month-to-month PIP or an existing residential parking agreement to 12/31/2019, your existing rate will increase by $3 per year until it reaches the $115 threshold or lowest tier threshold available at the time.
  2. PIP accounts scheduled to expire after 12/31/2019 will automatically convert to month to month, after completion of the contract and increase in rate $3 per year until they reach $115 threshold or the lowest tier threshold available at the time. The rate after expiration of any future PIP will be the current PIP escalation rate. Every January the rate will increase by $3.00 until the lowest current tier rate is reached.  
  1. Expired PRP accounts will automatically convert to month-to-month. The number of spaces on your account will determine the tier rate for new parkers. For current parkers the rate will increase by $3 per year until it reaches the designated tier based on the number of spaces. Any current rates higher than the designated tier will be adjusted to reflect the designated tier January 2020.
  1. For accounts that add or cancel parking space(s) that would change your tier level, the new tier rate will become effective the following month.
  1. If a space on your account is cancelled, it will be taken from the lowest priced parking rate on the account.

 

Any Questions, email customer service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or call us at 518-434-8886 ext. 107.