Some Wilmington parking violators get amnesty this week

July 29, 2021 GMT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington is granting some parking violators amnesty as the city returns to normal operations.

The city issued about 1,800 tickets on Monday and Tuesday to city residents for failing to update their parking permits or move their cars for street cleaning, Mayor Mike Purzycki said in a news release. The city announced last week that enforcement suspended due to the pandemic would resume, but since so many people were ticketed, the mayor said the city will offer limited ticket amnesty this week only.

Tickets issued for these violations between Monday and Friday this week will be converted to warnings and anyone who has already paid will get a refund, Purzycki said, but “ticketing will resume as normal” starting Monday, Aug. 1. The amnesty does not apply to metered parking tickets or any other parking enforcement violation.

City officials are reminding residents that other city services that have resumed include ticketing, booting and towing of vehicles for traffic and parking violations and for delinquent fines and fees, water utility service disconnections for delinquencies and sheriff sales.