How to Get a Satisfaction of Judgment, Registration Clearance or Vehicle Release Document

To get a Satisfaction of Judgment, Registration Clearance or a Vehicle Release document, you must pay all of your parking tickets that are in judgment, even if you have a payment plan. If you are not disputing the outstanding tickets, the fastest way to get your proof of payment is to pay the full amount of tickets in judgment at one of our Business Centers.

Once your parking debt is paid, you must request a Satisfaction of Judgment Notice, Registration Clearance, or Vehicle Release. You must then bring your documents to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in order to register your vehicle or redeem your towed vehicle.

Department of Motor Vehicles Registrations / Renewals

New York State will not register or renew a vehicle registration if you have 3 or more outstanding tickets and/or camera violations in judgment within an 18-month period. If you have 5 or more outstanding parking tickets in judgment within a 12-month period, your registration will be suspended. You cannot obtain or renew a registration until you resolve the tickets, either by paying them or by having them dismissed at a hearing. If you pay your tickets at a Business Center you will receive: 

  • Satisfaction of Judgment Notice - Provides proof to the DMV that your tickets have been resolved.

Registration Clearance – Is required for in-person registration or renewal at DMV. If you prefer to pay all of your parking tickets that are in judgment online, you must also renew/register your vehicle online with DMV and you will not need to obtain this form. (Note: If you pay by 6 pm, you will have to wait up to 48 hours to register your vehicle with DMV online. If you pay after 6 pm, it will take up to 72 hours.)

Towed Vehicles
For information on towed vehicle payments please visit our Towed Vehicles page.



Taxi and Limousine Plate Clearances

The City of New York Taxi and Limousine Commission does not issue licenses to Taxi and Limousine drivers who have outstanding parking tickets and/or camera violations. You must pay all tickets owed online or at a Business Centers. where you will also receive individual Taxi and Limousine Plate Clearances.

If you have a few vehicles with outstanding violations and need to obtain more than one Taxi and Limousine Clearance, you must contact Finance.

Write:
NYC Department of Finance
Collections Division, Dunning Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10038