If you have parking or camera violation judgment debt, you may be eligible to set up a payment plan so you can make a series of smaller payments over time instead of paying the full amount all at once.

If you stay current with the plan’s payments, your vehicle(s) won’t be subject to towing, booting, and other enforcement actions. Interest continues to accrue on your outstanding liability while the payment plan is in effect.

Learn more about updated parking ticket payment plan requirements.

To be eligible for a standard parking ticket payment plan, you must:

  • Have parking ticket, bus lane, red light, or speed camera violation judgment debt
  • Have a valid vehicle registration
  • Be the registered owner of the vehicle, the owner’s court-appointed agent or the lessee of a vehicle who has been designated as liable for judgment summonses by the vehicle’s lessor.
  • Agree to include all open parking ticket judgments not already covered by an active payment plan.
  • Agree to a payment plan length of 24 months or fewer. (If the total amount in judgment is less than $350, the payment plan length is 60-Days.)
  • Agree to pay the balance owed on all open judgment violations. If you wish to dispute any tickets in a hearing, you must do so before the payment plan begins.
  • Pay 20% or more of the total amount due at the time you enter into the agreement.
  • Pay all outstanding booting, towing, and related fees in full if your car has been booted or towed.
  • If your vehicle has been booted or towed, you must provide proof that your vehicle is currently registered and insured in order for the vehicle to be released.

The DOF Collection Unit's staff will review your request and documents to determine if you're eligible for a payment plan. If you're eligible, they will discuss payment terms with you and give instructions on how the plan works and how much and how often you must pay.

Learn more about updated parking ticket payment plan requirements.

How to Apply

You can apply for a Standard Payment Agreement online or by phone.

Online

To apply complete the Standard Payment Agreement Enrollment Form. The form can be uploaded through the DOF customer service portal.

Upload Standard Payment Plan Request Form to DOF Customer Service Portal.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Finance
  • Division: Parking Summons Collection Unit
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Application

You can get a Standard Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form online or by mail.

Online

Download the Standard Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

Moderate-income Payment Plans

Moderate-income payment plans are available for motorists with adjusted gross income below $58,399.

The moderate-income payment plans require a minimum down payment of 15% of the judgment debt amount owed. The plan may last as long as 36 months.

Hardship Payment Plans

Hardship payment plans are available to individuals who:

  • Are unemployed,
  • Have suffered the loss of an income-earning family member, or 
  • Have lost their home due to a natural disaster

Hardship plans also are available to small businesses that have suffered economic losses and not-for profit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

The hardship payment plan requires a minimum down payment of 5% of the judgment amount debt owed. The plan may last as long as 48 months.

How to Apply

If you want to apply for a moderate-income or hardship payment plan, you must submit an application and supporting documentation that must be reviewed and approved by DOFs Collections Division.

You can get more information by contacting DOF online or by phone.

Online

Contact the Department of Finance.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Finance
  • Division: Parking Summons Collection Unit
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Low-balance payments plans are available for judgment debt under $350. You may enroll in this plan as long as your judgment debt does not exceed $350.

Under this plan, you must make a minimum payment of 50%. You will then have up to 60 days to pay the remaining balance.

How to Apply

You can apply for a Low-balance payment plan online or by phone.

Online

To apply for a Low-balance payment plan, complete the Standard Payment Agreement Enrollment Form. The form can be uploaded through the DOF customer service portal.

Upload Standard Payment Plan Request Form to DOF Customer Service Portal.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Finance
  • Division: Parking Summons Collection Unit
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Application

You can get a Standard Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form online or by mail.

Online

Download the Standard Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment Plan Request Form.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

  • A completed Parking or Camera Violation Payment Plan Form for the type of payment plan you are requesting
  • Valid government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, New York State benefit card, etc.)
  • Current vehicle registration and insurance card
  • Current corporation or company bank signature card (if applicable)

Additional documentation related to income may be required for the hardship payment plan.

If your vehicle has been towed and you need a payment plan, visit a DOF Business Center. No appointment is necessary, however you can schedule an appointment to ensure social distancing at the centers.

If your vehicle hasn't been towed and you need help setting up a payment plan or making a payment on your plan, you can get help at a DOF Business Center or contact DOF online, by mail, or by phone.

Online

Contact DOF.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Finance
  • Division: Parking Summons Collection Unit
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

By Mail

Write to:

NYC Department of Finance
Correspondence Unit
One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

In Person

Visit a DOF Business Center.