New system makes paying tickets more convenient
City of Boulder parking tickets are a bummer. Not only do you have to fork over hard-earned money, but you have to either drag yourself up to the Justice Center or spend another $.39 on a stamp on top of the fine. This isn’t the only option for paying this fine anymore.
Parking tickets can now be paid online by visiting www.bouldercolorado.gov/court. Just click on “Parking Tickets” on the left side of the screen and enter your ticket number and vehicle plate information. The fines are still a bummer but at least paying them is made convenient.
Before the new system was implemented in April, tickets could only be paid between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“The system was added to address a need for a more convenient method of payment in this day in age,” Yong Cho, an advisor for the University Hill General Improvement District, said.
Many students agree with Cho.
“That’s great,” said Kate Ratliffe, a freshman psychology major. “I think it’s a genius idea.”
Mike Tsujimoto, a freshman business major, also liked the new system.
“I think it’s a lot more convenient than having to do it in person,” Tsujimoto said
In 2006 the City of Boulder collected $1.8 million from parking ticket related fees, according to an e-mail correspondence with Sarah Kimmett Boulder Municipal Court’s Administrative Specialist.
Included in this statistic are late fees ($15 each ticket), Scofflaw Administrative fees ($25 per scofflaw per vehicle) and boot/impound fees ($50 per vehicle).
Revenue generated from parking tickets is deposited into the city’s general revenue, which funds everything from infrastructure projects to the city’s efforts to bring tourists to Boulder.
For more information visit theCity of Boulder Web site.
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