City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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[Amended 5-5-1986; 8-18-1986; 3-21-1988; 7-8-1993 by Ord. No. 22.62.93; 2-25-1995 by Ord. No. 57.101.94; 7-8-1999 by Ord. No. 8.51.99; 11-25-2002 by Ord. No. 42.112.02; 5-5-2003 by Ord. No. 9.32.03]
A. 
There shall be a fine of $150 for the following violations:
(1) 
Unauthorized handicap parking.
B. 
There shall be a fine of $100 for the following violations:
(1) 
Fire hydrant.
(2) 
Blocking a handicapped-accessible curb ramp.
[Added 1-7-2008 by Ord. No. 79.122.07]
C. 
There shall be a fine of $75 for the following violations:
(1) 
Parking double.
D. 
There shall be a fine of $50 for the following violations:
(1) 
Blocking driveway.
(2) 
Traffic obstruction.
(3) 
No stopping.
(4) 
Bus engine idling.
[Added 5-1-2006 by Ord. No. 45.32.06[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 7-1-2006.
E. 
There shall be a fine of $35 for the following violations:
(1) 
Prohibited parking, tow-away zone.
(2) 
Parking in fire lane.
(3) 
Obstructing snow removal.
(4) 
Prohibited parking, snow emergency route.
(5) 
Tow-truck parking.
[Added 1-4-2007 by Ord. No. 57.62.06]
(6) 
Trailer parking.
[Added 1-4-2007 by Ord. No. 57.62.06]
(7) 
Abandoned vehicle.
(8) 
Crosswalk parking.
(9) 
Sidewalk parking.
(10) 
No parking.
(11) 
Emergency no parking.
(12) 
Alternate parking.
(13) 
Overtime parking in a prepaid parking permit area.
(14) 
Prohibited parking of commercial vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds.
(15) 
12 inches from curb.
(16) 
Left side to curb.
(17) 
Unauthorized angle parking.
(18) 
Other (as designated by Director of the Traffic Engineering Department).
F. 
There shall be a fine of $25 for the following violations:
(1) 
No standing.
(2) 
No standing, bus stop.
(3) 
Overtime parking.
(4) 
Vehicle repairs on streets.
[Added 1-4-2007 by Ord. No. 57.62.06]
[Amended 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 41.61.16]
A. 
A plea of not guilty must be entered or payment of the above-described fines must be made by mail or in person within 20 days of the date of the violation, in accordance with the procedures established by the Parking Violations Bureau and the Traffic Recorder. Upon a failure to enter a plea within 20 days from the date of the violation, the fine as provided hereunder for violations which occur on and after June 1, 1980, shall be doubled.
B. 
Any fine or surcharge stemming from any parking, standing or stopping violations contained in Articles II, III, VIII and IX of this chapter, which are payable to the City Treasurer’s Office and which have not been paid within 180 days of the date when payment to the City is required, shall have all costs associated with collecting such fines and surcharges added to the total amount due to the City. If the City contracts with an external party for the collection of delinquent fines and surcharges, the cost of collecting such fines and surcharges shall include the costs the City incurs associated with the performance of that external party. At least 30 days prior to adding the costs associated with the collection of delinquent fines and surcharges to the total amount due the City, the City shall mail to the owner of the vehicle, at their last known address, a notice advising the owner that if they fail to pay the delinquent sums to the City within 30 days, the owner shall be liable for all costs associated with the collection of such fines and surcharges as well as all fines and surcharges for which they are liable. If the owner pays all delinquent fines and surcharges within 30 days of such notice, the owner shall not be liable for any costs associated with collection.
[Amended 2-25-1995 by Ord. No. 57.101.94; 9-7-1995 by Ord. No. 22.82.95]
A. 
The Chief of the Department of Police is hereby authorized and directed to designate and establish, as from time to time as he may deem necessary, the manner in which parking within the City of Albany shall be controlled and regulated.
[Amended 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 9.51.96]
B. 
The Chief of the Department of Police is hereby authorized and empowered to exclude the operation and/or parking of commercial vehicles weighing in excess of 10,000 pounds from the following streets as designated by the Common Council, and appropriate signage shall be posted at one or more locations. The entire street shall be included in such prohibition unless otherwise provided.
[Amended 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 9.51.96; 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 47.121.00]
Name of Street
Adirondack Street
Albany Street
Aspen Circle
Barrows Street
Beacon Avenue
Berkshire Boulevard
Briar Street
Brookline Avenue
Buckingham Drive
Colonial Avenue
Cortland Street, from South Allen Street to Russell Road
Davis Avenue
Daytona Avenue
Euclid Avenue
Frisbie Avenue
Grandview Terrace, from Second Avenue to Liebel Street
Greenway (North and South)
Hackett Boulevard, from Weis Road to South Manning Boulevard
Hampton Street
Helderberg Avenue
Hillcrest Avenue
Holmes Dale
Kakley Street
Kehoe Street
Krank Street
Lawn Avenue
Leedale Street
Leighton Street
Lenox Avenue
Liebel Street
Linden Road
Marion Avenue
McCarty Avenue, from Frisbie Avenue to South Pearl Street
[Added 2-22-2007 by Ord. No. 2.21.07]
Milner Avenue
New Scotland Avenue, from South Allen Street to Buckingham Drive
North Main Avenue, from Central Avenue to Washington Avenue
Oliver Street
Orlando Avenue
Ormond Street
Osborne Street
Philip Street
Pinehurst Avenue
Plum Street
Russell Road, from Western Avenue to Hazelhurst Avenue
South Allen Street
South Lake Avenue, from New Scotland Avenue to Madison Avenue
South Main Avenue, from Woodlawn Avenue to New Scotland Avenue
South Manning Boulevard from Western Avenue to New Scotland Avenue
South Pine Avenue
Sunset Avenue
Tampa Avenue
Thornton Street
[Added 2-18-2010 by Ord. No. 15.21.10(MC)]
Winnie Street
C. 
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the delivery or pickup of merchandise or other property along the highways from which such vehicles are otherwise excluded.
All prior ordinances and local laws or portions thereof of the City of Albany relative to the imposition of fines and other penalties for the violation of parking regulations are hereby repealed.
This article shall take effect 30 days from passage.