SPOKANE, Wash. — If you get a parking ticket later this month, don't be surprised if it is a little more expensive than usual.
The City of Spokane is raising parking ticket fees beginning June 28, 2021.
The fines for parking violations will increase from $15 to $30.
The change comes after a 2019 Downtown Parking Study recommended the city increase violation fines because the current amount was not high enough to change behaviors.
The city released a statement about the fines on their website.
"Parking tickets are a way to adjust parking behaviors and encourage safety. If people have positive habits, parking naturally becomes easy, convenient, and accessible for everyone," they wrote.
There will still be a late fee of $25 added if the ticket is unpaid after 15 days.
Also, if someone has four or more unpaid parking tickets, they are put on a scofflaw list and the car will get the boot. Once booted, unless tickets and fees are paid within 48 hours, the car will be towed.
For a full list of the vehicle violations and fines, click here.