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Southampton Town offers amnesty for parking violations

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman delivers his State

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman delivers his State of the Town address at the beginning of the Southampton Town Board meeting in Southampton, April 12, 2016. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A Southampton Town parking violations amnesty program will be in effect from June 1 through July 31 that will allow delinquent local tickets issued from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2015, to be paid with only an additional $5 administrative fee.

Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman announced the program on Wednesday and noted there are an estimated 2,300 outstanding parking tickets from that three-year period.

The amnesty program waives any penalties beyond $5. For example, for a summons for $100, violators would pay $105.

“The amnesty program allows the town to collect those overdue fees with minimal court costs and administrative time,” Schneiderman said. “It’s a great opportunity for those with outstanding tickets to be able to take care of the late fees within the 60-day amnesty period.”

Outstanding tickets from the three years include those ranging in price from $75 for a regular parking ticket to $280 for parking illegally in a handicapped zone.

Notices about the amnesty program will be sent to eligible violators and tickets can be paid online at

Money orders made payable to Southampton Town Justice Court can also be mailed to 32 Jackson Ave., Hampton Bays, NY 11946.

In 2012, there was a similar amnesty program offered by the town that recovered more than 50 percent of the outstanding fines.

“I’m optimistic that we can make this program even more successful this time around,” Schneiderman said.

For further information, call 888-912-1541.

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