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Binghamton Cracks Down on Unpaid Tickets

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By Fox 40 Staff.
Saying there are over $1 million in unpaid parking tickets due the city, Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced a new plan to get people to pay up.

The city is sending all parking scofflaws a letter notifying them of their delinquency. Binghamton has immediately increased “booting” vehicles owned by top scofflaws. the city will also put in a place a one-month amnesty program for tickets issued prior to January 1, 2015.

The city will publish the names, number of tickets and dollar amounts of anyone who owes money in parking tickets. Binghamton will also contract with a collection agency to go after the remaining balances owed.

"A million dollars is a significant sum of money. I think it's very important that we send a message that this sort of delinquency will not be tolerated in the City of Binghamton. we will do whatever we can to recoup as much of that money as possible," said Binghamton Mayor Rich David.

The city's amnesty program will take place in September. that's when those who owe on tickets issued before January 1 of this year can pay 75 percent of the fines and penalties owed. About one third of what's owed the city is on tickets five years or older.