Parking Enforcement Information
EFFECTIVE: APRIL 01, 2015 to MAY 01, 2015
The Village of Solvay Traffic Violations Bureau will be offering LEANENCY for outstanding parking violations. Those with parking violations are advised that fines WILL NOT be waived, but reviewed for possible reduction in fines.
If you have outstanding parking violations, you are asked to call the SOLVAY POLICE DEPARTMENT, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm (except for HOLIDAYS) at 315/468-2510. You are encouraged to review the violation list that is located on the Village of Solvay Police Department Website (www.solvaypd.com).
People are asked to supply the name of the vehicles REGISTERED OWNER, since several people do drive other persons vehicle.
This LEANENCY period will be offered April 01, 2015 until May 01, 2015. Any unpaid violations after this time, will subject vehicles to be immobilized or have a VEHICLE PARKING BOOT placed on their vehicle.
The Village of Solvay Justice Court and the Traffic Violations Bureau encourages those with outstanding fines, to please contact them as soon as possible, since unpaid fines could result in the suspension and/or non-renewal of your vehicle’s registration, and/or the towing of your vehicle. People are also reminded that unpaid violations may also have a negative impact on your financial credit report as well.
To see if you have outstanding Parking Violations, please click on Outstanding Parking Violations. If your name is on the list, please contact the SOLVAY POLICE DEPARTMENT at 315/468-2510.
Fines for parking violations are as follows:
Initial Ticket:…………………………………………………….. $25.00
Increase after assigned court date:…………………………. $50.00
Second notice (30 days after assigned court date):……… $80.00
Third notice (30 days after second notice):………………. $130.00
Handicap parking violations:…………………………………. $60.00
After third notice, vehicles can be subject to a parking boot, at which time fines would have to be paid or arrangements made with the Village Justice before the parking boot is removed.
Payment of Parking Fines:
1 – Fines are paid by CASH, MONEY ORDER, BANK CHECK.
2 – NO PERSONAL CHECKS will be excepted as payment for parking fines.
3 – MONEY ORDERS or BANK CHECKS need to be made out to POLICE COURT-VILLAGE OF SOLVAY
You can mail your fines in the parking citation (which is also an envelope).
Contesting Parking Tickets:
1 – You can protest your parking ticket by attending Village Court on the date that is on the Parking Ticket; or
2 - You can fill out a PARKING VIOLATION APPEAL FORM and bring it in front of the Judge the day of court or you can return it to the Solvay Police Department. Follow the instruction for filling out the PARKING VIOLATION APPEAL FORM.
3 - Court is held on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm at 1000 Woods Road (Town of Geddes Town Hall).
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.
Village of Solvay Police Department
NO PARKING FROME HERE TO CORNER
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
NO PARKING BETWEEN SIGNS
King Ave (400 Block)
Abell Ave (300 Block)
NO PARKING – NOVEMBER-APRIL
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
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 Firehydrant (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).