Have unpaid parking tickets in Covington? Amnesty program ends June 30

Kenton Hornbeck
Kenton Hornbeck
Kenton is a reporter for LINK nky. Email him at [email protected]

More by....

In late May, Covington announced their Parking Amnesty Program to give drivers with unpaid parking tickets a chance to eliminate their doubled fine and prevent their car from getting booted and towed. Until June 30, drivers have the option to pay the original fine without the accumulated penalties.

Covington has approximately 22,000 unpaid parking tickets registered in their books throughout the last six years. Parking tickets in Covington cost $30, but double to $60 if they are not paid within 14 days of their issuance.

“The response to this offer so far has not been as strong as we had hoped,” said Kyle Snyder, executive director of the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority. “There is still about a week to take advantage of this and clear the tickets off your record.”

Beginning on July 1, cars with several outstanding tickets can be booted, towed and impounded in Covington.

“No one will be out hunting for these cars, we are just returning to normal, so if you get a new violation and you have several outstanding tickets it could cost you,” Snyder said.

People can pay their ticket online by visiting the city website. They can pay in person by going to the ABM office located at 501 Madison Ave., across from the Kenton County Public Library in Covington.

Covington placed a general moratorium on towing vehicles for most violations at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, when many people had to switch to remote work. The city’s moratorium is officially over at the end of June.

Related:  Overnight work to close parts of I-71/75 this week in Boone County

More articles

Latest articles

In Case You Missed It