1/7/2006New York: Parking Tickets Invalid in Long Island Town
Parking tickets in the Long Island, New York village of Great Neck Plaza have been invalid for the past two years.
Two-years worth of parking tickets in the Village of Great Neck Plaza on Long Island, New York were illegally written. State law requires five pieces of information on a ticket for it to be valid. Among these is the full date of a vehicle registration -- including the month, day and year. Since moving to a new ticket system around two years ago, Great Neck has omitted the day.
The village is now doing everything it can to avoid having to pay back the thousands of dollars it has collected from defective parking tickets. Although the village will change the ticket system to comply with state law, it won't admit they were ever improper. In a statement to WABC-TV, officials said: "The Village Attorney is reviewing this matter and his legal research to-date has found that it is not clear that the tickets issued are defective."