Drivers in the District will start facing the risk of getting parking tickets to the full extent on June 1, after they enjoyed the relaxation of the practice for around a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement during a news conference on Monday.
Some of the city’s driving regulations, including parking restrictions, have not been reinforced since the beginning of the pandemic.
In addition to all parking enforcement, the District will resume towing of vehicles that violate parking zones, preventing parking on designated street-sweeping routes, the requirement of vehicles to display valid DC registration and inspection stickers, and new tiered residential parking permit fees, starting June 1.
Several other rules that will resume starting July 1 are as follows:
- Booting of vehicles with two or more unsatisfied tickets that are 60 days old
- All DC driver license and ID Cardholders must display the valid credential
- Renewal applications accepted for occupational and professional licenses
- DC medical cannabis program or caregiver registration card must have a valid expiration date.
Drivers must update the registration of their vehicle, as well as their ID and driver’s license information, if necessary.
There is also an amnesty program launched by DC, which allows drivers to have their penalties waived for parking, red light, speed, and stop sign camera tickets.
All tickets issued before the end of the four-month program that runs from June 1 to September 30 will be eligible. The program will only include late fees on tickets, hence, drivers will still have to pay their original ticket amount.
For further details on the ticket amnesty program, click here.