For Immediate Release
February 28, 2019
Contact: Tyler Collins, Community & Economic Development Officer
City of Bangor Encourages Citizens to Pay Outstanding Parking Tickets During the Month of March
BANGOR, MAINE – The City of Bangor is asking individuals with three or more parking tickets to pay their fines during the month of March. After March, the City intends to increase its efforts to enforce existing parking ordinances, which include towing vehicles with three or more parking tickets. Parking tickets may be paid in person at the Pickering Square Garage ticket office, 100 Broad Street, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, or online at www.payvats.com. Under the City’s parking ordinances, if an individual receives a parking ticket and does not pay or contest the ticket within 30 days, the fine doubles. Individuals with three or more tickets over 30 days old are encouraged to visit the Pickering Square Garage ticket office for assistance in order to pay them off.
In late 2018, the City changed its parking enforcement procedures by incorporating license plate reader (LPR) technology, which has made parking enforcement more efficient. Per the City’s parking ordinances, the City can immobilize or tow a vehicle from a public lot or street if it has at least three tickets that have not been paid or contested. Efforts to enforce this ordinance will become more regular starting in the month of April.
Notifications will be sent in the mail to individuals with three or more tickets over 30 days old, and notices will also be placed on the windshield of cars identified as such. Individuals may inquire about all existing parking tickets by calling the Pickering Square Garage ticket office at (207) 941-1654, or by entering their plate number at www.payvats.com.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.