Cincinnati PD cracking down on unpaid tickets

The Cincinnati Police Department will conduct a targeted enforcement against vehicles with unpaid parking citations in a citywide initiative Thursday, May 3rd 2012. Vehicles equipped with License Plate Readers (LPR) from all five Districts will team 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 LPR 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 part of the city's continuing effort to resolve the large number of outstanding unpaid and delinquent parking citations.

Vehicle owners with outstanding citations can eliminate the risk of having their vehicles impounded by paying off the open tickets.

Information on paying outstanding citations is available by contacting Tracy Winkler, Clerk of Courts for Hamilton County, at 513-946-6000 or .

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