Cincinnati Police to target vehicles with unpaid parking citations

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police Department will conduct a day of targeted enforcement against vehicles with unpaid parking citations in a citywide initiative Thursday June 23.

All five Districts will team their Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) with tow trucks to find and impound vehicles with unpaid tickets. They will focus on vehicles with multiple delinquent tickets.

The operation will begin with a combined roll call and briefing where officers will receive lists of the target vehicles.  Then they will fan out to their respective Districts and patrol areas with concentrations of on-street parking.

The ALPR indicates when a license plate with outstanding citations is observed.  The vehicle will be impounded, and the owner will have to pay the outstanding fines and penalties plus towing and any storage fees to get the vehicle back.  This initiative is an effort to resolve the large number of outstanding unpaid and delinquent parking citations.

Cincinnati's Parking Amnesty Program runs through June 30 and gives motorists with unpaid parking tickets received before July 1, 2010 the opportunity to save some money.

During the Amnesty Program, these outstanding tickets can be satisfied by paying the original amount without the usual late penalty by contacting John M. Williams, Acting Clerk of Courts for Hamilton County, at 513-946-6000 or .

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