Dearborn Police: Tickets will be given to those in violation of parking restrictions

Posted at 3:06 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 15:06:04-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Dearborn Police Department is reminding residents that starting Oct. 12, tickets will be given to those in violation of parking restrictions.

Public Service Days usually span from March to December but were suspended in April due to the COVID-19 shutdown. This left many people at home instead of at work or school and possibly made it difficult to move their parked vehicles off of the street during the day as usual, according to the police department.

But now that some COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed and to ensure that residents get the full benefits of the popular loose leaf collection program, Public Service Days are being reinstated at least for the duration of operation, which lasts until the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

“We know residents expect the loose leaf collection program to be robust. We can only deliver on that expectation if parked cars are off the street, and so resuming Public Service Days now makes sense,” said Mayor Jack O’Reilly. “We’re easing into the program, and will give plenty of reminders before tickets are issued on Oct. 12.”

The added benefit is that trash, recycling and yard waste collection will also be more efficient with parked vehicles off the street on Public Service Days.

The fine for an initial violation of Public Service Day parking rules is $15 – or $7 if paid within three days. The second violation in a calendar year will result in a $30 fine, and the third violation is $70. If a fourth violation occurs within a calendar year, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Tickets will also be issued to vehicles parked across sidewalks, on the easement or on lawns.