A parking ticket payment plan is an agreement between you and the Department of Finance under which you agree to pay the total amount you owe for parking ticket judgment debt in installments, over time, instead of paying all at once. Entering into a parking ticket payment plan can prevent enforcement actions, such as having your vehicle booted or towed.
Although your payments will be more manageable with a payment plan, the total amount you owe will increase because interest will continue to accrue until the amount you owe is completely paid off. For example, if you owe $1,000 and you choose a 24-month payment plan with 9% interest, you will end up paying a total of more than $1,100. You can avoid additional interest by paying the full balance owed, or by paying more than the monthly installment amount, at CityPay.
There is no penalty for prepayment of your payment plan. If you would like to save on the interest cost described above, you can pay off your outstanding balance at any time.
The standard payment plan will be the best option for most people. We strongly encourage you to enroll online by following the instructions provided below.
To enroll in a standard parking ticket payment plan with the Department of Finance:
If your vehicle has been booted or towed, you can enroll in a standard parking ticket plan online with Republic Immobilization Services at www.nycbootpay.com. Your license, registration, and insurance must be up to date. You will be required to pay 20% of your judgment debt, plus all associated fees. If you are not able to enroll in a payment plan at www.nycbootpay.com, you can call Republic Immobilization Services at (646) 517-1000.
If your vehicle has not been booted or towed, and you have judgment debt of $350 or more, you can enroll in a standard parking ticket payment plan with the Department of Finance. We strongly encourage you to enroll online at CityPay. Simply enter your license plate number, and when your debt appears, there will be a link offering a payment plan, unless your judgment debt is below $350.
If you have enrolled online with either of the above options, you will receive an email confirming your payment plan details. It may take up to five days for this email to arrive. Please be sure to check your spam or junk email folder.
If you have multiple license plates registered outside of New York, please do not enroll online. Instead, apply for a standard payment plan by taking the following steps:
Please note that any license plates with violations not included in the payment plan will be subject to enforcement.
To enroll in any of the three parking ticket payment plan options, you may be required to submit copies of the following documents:
Additional documentation related to income may be required for the hardship payment plan.
If you enroll online at CityPay, you will receive a payment plan ID number and instructions for making your monthly payment online.
If you do not know your payment plan ID number, please use our automated Payment Plan ID recovery tool. You will receive an email response with your Payment Plan ID immediately.
If you did not enroll for your payment plan online at CityPay, please review these instructions for making your payments.
The Department of Finance offers a moderate-income payment plan for motorists with adjusted gross income below $86,400. A moderate-income payment plan requires a minimum down payment of 15% of the judgment debt amount owed. The plan may last as long as 36 months. It requires a motorist to submit an application and supporting documentation that must be reviewed and approved by DOF’s Collections Division. For more information, please contact the Collections Division at (212) 440-5300 or via our Customer Service Portal.
A hardship payment plan is available to individuals who are unemployed, have suffered the loss of an income-earning family member, or have lost their home due to a natural disaster. Hardship plans also are available to small businesses that have suffered economic losses and not-for profit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. A hardship payment plan requires a minimum down payment of 5% of the judgment amount debt owed. The plan may last as long as 48 months. It requires a motorist to submit an application and supporting documentation that must be reviewed and approved by DOFs Collections Division. For more information, please contact the Collections Division at (212) 440-5300 or via our Customer Service Portal.
Registration clearances will be transmitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles when your judgments have been paid in full or you have enrolled in a payment plan. Please allow up to 72 hours for your clearance to be processed.
Booted or towed vehicles that have valid registration and insurance will be released upon full payment of all outstanding judgment debt, plus fees. If you have enrolled in a payment plan, your booted or towed vehicle will be released once you have paid your down payment, plus any fees.
Please visit the Satisfaction of Judgment or Registration Clearance for more information.