Solvay Police Department

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Parking Violations Bureau


Odd/even parking exists to allow snowplows to clear the entire width of city streets from curb to curb during snowy winter months. By switching the side on which cars are parked from day to day using this system, plows are able to reach areas previously blocked by parked cars. During summer months, odd/even parking allows for the operation of street cleaning crews. Odd/even parking is used most often in residential areas.

It is important that those using on-street parking adhere to odd/even parking rules to allow for cars, emergency vehicles, street cleaning crews, and snowplows to pass through. Those who violate these guidelines will be ticketed by the Solvay Police Department.

Odd/even parking dictates that from 9:00 am on an odd day to 9:00 am on an even day, cars may park on the odd- addressed side of the street. At 9:00 am, vehicle owners must switch the side of the street on which their car is parked to the even side. For example, on June 16th, cars should begin the day parked on the even side of the street at 9 am that morning, cars should then move to the odd marked side of the street at 9:00 am that next morning.

There are some exceptions to this rule, sometimes referred to as “fool’s days”. These are instances at the end of some months in which an odd day is immediately followed by another odd day. Throughout the year, these fool’s days fall on January 1st, February 1st, April 1st, June 1st, August 1st, September 1st, and November 1st. On leap years, March 1st is also a fool’s day. 


$25.00………… Parking Ticket ….. $60.00 for HANDICAP

$50.00………… After 8 days ……… $120.00 for HANDICAP

$80.00………… After 30 days ……. $150.00 for HANDICAP

$130.00………. After 60 days ……. $200.00 for HANDICAP

After 60 days all tickets are considered DEFAULT and are placed in JUDGMENT, slated for IMMOBILIZATION, VEHICLE REGISTRATION SUSPENSION, and VEHICLE IMPOUND at Owners Expense.


The Solvay Police Department does not except payment for parking fine over the phone or online.

The registered owner of a vehicle is legally responsible for parking tickets issued to the vehicle, whether or not they were operating the vehicle at the time the ticket was issued.


    • NO LONGER ACCEPTED – 11/01/2021
  • CASH
    • Mailing not recommended, but if you wish, it is suggested, please make sure to include a SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE so a receipt can be mailed back to you.
    • In person at the police department only, during business hours only, with proper card holder ID ONLY.

Parking fine are accepted by mail, during regular administrative business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, except Holidays), and there is a drop slot located in the front lobby for payment drop off before and after business hours (if you would like a receipt, please make sure to include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and a receipt will be mailed back to you).


If you wish to CONTEST a PARKING TICKET, you must contact the Village of Solvay Police Department and speak with the Clerk and get an assigned Court date in order to speak with the Judge and plea your case with the court. At that time a notice will be sent out to you with your Court Date, Time and Address to the Court.

If you have any questions, please direct your questions to the Village of Solvay Police Department at 315-468-2510, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, except for Weekends and Holidays

In accordance with NY State law and local ordinances, parking tickets must be contested within 90 days of their issuance. Tickets older than 90 days old are not eligible for dispute within the Parking Violations Bureau.


New parking Regulations have been set up in the Village of Solvay.

Please refer to the below to see if your streets are part of the new parking regulations.


  • King Ave and Fifth St
  • 400 Block of South Ave
  • Hamilton St between Montrose Ave and Draper Ave on the NORTH SIDE of the street
  • Boulder Rd to Woods Rd on the EAST SIDE of the street
  • 300 block of Abell Ave to Fourth St
  • Both sides of Fourth St to the corner of Fourth St and Abell Ave


  • King Ave (400 Block)
  • Abell Ave (300 Block)


  • Turning on Worth Ave
  • Dead End of Hamilton St (Both Sides)
  • Stanton Ave from Barclay St to Fourth St on EAST SIDE
  • Summit Ave curve on EAST SIDE

Where is parking PROHIBITED ?

  • On the sidewalk, or between the sidewalk and the curb
  • Blocking the entrance to any driveway, publicly or privately owned
  • On a crosswalk
  • Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Within a Fire lane
  • On any lawn, publicly or privately owned

11 Most Common Parking Violations

(SVC=Solvay Village Code, NYSVTL=New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law):

1 – No Parking (SVC; 160.53a) – No driver shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any regulation prohibited parking displayed on official traffic signs installed or placed in any street.

2 – Odd/Even Violations (SVC; 160-53b) – No driver shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any regulation limiting or restricting the parking or standing of vehicles displayed on official traffic signs installed or placed in any street.

3 – Parking Against Traffic (SVC; 160-54) – No person shall park a vehicle upon any public highway within the village except parallel to the curb, with both right front and right rear wheels (passenger side of vehicle) not more than 12 inches from the curb, except on one-way streets, in which case it shall be permissible for the left front and left rear wheels to be parallel to the curb and no further than 12 inches there from and except in such parts of street as shall designated for angle parking by official signs; and no vehicle shall park on any public sidewalk.

4 – Sidewalk Parking (SVC; 160-55) – No person shall park a vehicle upon any sidewalk on any street.

5 – Parking Near Fire Hydrant (SVC; 160-56) – Parking within 15 feet of any fire hydrant anywhere within the village is prohibited.

6 – Blocking Driveway Parking (SVC; 160-61) – Except in an emergency or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or unless the vehicle is actually in charge of some person capable of driving it, no vehicle shall be stopped or left standing in front of a private driveway.

7 – Corner Parking (SVC; 160-63) – No person shall park a vehicle upon any street within 20 feet of any crossing or intersection or upon any street within 50 feet of any crossing or intersection of a street designated by the provisions of this chapter as a through-traffic street where an official stop sign is posted, as prescribed herein.

8 – Time Limit Loading Zone (SVC; 160.67) – No driver shall park or stand any vehicle in any part of any roadway designed by official signs as a loading zone for a period of time longer that necessary for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of material. In no case shall a stop for loading or unloading exceed 30 minutes.

9 – Alternate Parking (SVC; 160-74) – Except as otherwise posted, a system of alternate parking shall be in effect for all streets within the Village. Pursuant to this system, parking shall be permitted on the odd-numbered side of the street from 9:00 a.m. on the odd-numbered days until 9:00 a.m. on the following day, and on the even-numbered sode of the street from 9:00 a.m. on even-numbered days until 9:00 a.m. on the following day.

10 – Uninspected Vehicle (NYSVTL; 306-b) – No  motor  vehicle  shall  be  operated  or  parked on the public highways  of  this  state  unless  a  certificate  or  certificates   of inspection,  as  required  by this article, is or are displayed upon the vehicle or affixed to the registration certificate for  the  vehicle  as may  be  determined  by  the  commissioner.  The  commissioner  may,  by regulation, provide for a temporary indication of inspection to  be  placed on  a  motor vehicle which shall be valid as a certificate of inspection for a period not to exceed fifteen days upon the loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of a certificate of inspection.  Any  violation  of  this section  that  occurs  while  a  motor  vehicle  is parked on the public highways of this state  shall  constitute  a  parking  violation.  Every agreement for the lease or rental of a motor vehicle for a period of not more than thirty days shall be deemed to provide that the lessor of such vehicle  shall,  in  all  respects, be substituted for the lessee or any person operating the vehicle in conformity  with  the  lease  or  rental agreement  in  connection  with  any  charge  of violating this section, provided that any summons issued to the operator for violation  of  this section  is  turned  over to the lessor. A violation of this subdivision shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty nor more  than  one hundred  dollars  for  a  first  offense, and by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not  more than  fifteen  days,  or  by  both  such fine and imprisonment, for each subsequent offense; provided  however,  that  if  the  vehicle  bears  a certificate or certificates of inspection which was or were valid within the last sixty days, such violation shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty dollars.

11 – Handicapped Parking (NYSVTL; 1203-c4) – Except as  otherwise provided by local law which imposes a larger maximum fine, any person who stops, stands or parks  in  spaces  clearly marked  for  use  by  the  handicapped  in accordance with this section, without a special  vehicle  identification  parking  permit,  a  special municipal  parking  permit  or  whose motor vehicle is not registered in accordance with section four hundred four-a of this  chapter  and  being used for the transportation of a handicapped person; or with such permit or  registration  and  such  person is not the one to whom the permit or registration was issued or is not transporting  the  person  issued  the permit or registration; or any person who parks in a handicapped parking access  aisle;…

For more information on the parking laws for the Village of Solvay, please click on Parking Laws to view the complete Article (ARTICLE IV; Stopping, Standing and parking).