Hoboken to Resume Partial Parking Enforcement on Nov 13 & Full Enforcement on Nov 19; New Towing Procedures in EffectTweet
Hoboken, NJ - Sunday, November 11th, 2012
We understand that Hurricane Sandy resulted in significant loss to Hoboken residents, including the loss of many vehicles. For this reason, enforcement of permit parking regulations and alternate side parking for street cleaning will remain suspended until Monday, November 19th at 12:01am.
Beginning on Tuesday, November 13, 12:01am, partial parking enforcement will resume:
- Metered parking will be enforced east of Bloomfield Street.
- All other non-permit and non-street cleaning parking enforcement is in effect (parking too close to a crosswalk, stop sign, fire hyrdrant, in a bus stop, driveway, car-sharing space, handicapped space, Temporary No Parking signs, parking on sidewalk, etc).
Full parking enforcement, including permit and street cleaning rules will resume on Monday, November 19th, 12:01 am.
For public safety reasons, we ask for your cooperation in the removal of damaged vehicles as soon as possible. If you do not have insurance for the removal of your vehicle, you may be subject to the expense incurred to remove it.
Any car parked on the street without plates will be considered abandoned and subject to towing at owners expense.
Residents with a new vehicle or rental vehicle can apply for a parking permit at the Parking Utility in the ground floor of City Hall or online at www.hobokennj.org/hpuonline.
New Towing Procedures
As a result of contracting law requirements and to provide redundancy and additional resources in cases of major storms, the City has transitioned to a rotating towing system as of November 1, 2012 that uses four towing contractors: Mile Square Towing in Hoboken, Logan Towing and Truchan Towing in Jersey City, and Johns Main Towing in North Bergen. Vehicles will be towed by each of the four contractors on a rotating business to their respective locations.
The new procedures for retrieving a towed vehicle have been significantly simplified, eliminate multiple back and forth trips between the tow yard and Police Department, and uses a single point of payment. By providing a driver’s license, the registration and insurance information can be retrieved without the need for additional back and forth trips as was previously necessary.
If you believe your vehicle has been towed, first call the Parking Utility at 201-653-1919 or the Police Department at 201-420-2100 to determine if your vehicle has been towed and to which location.
For those taking a Hoboken taxi to a tow yard, the City is now offsetting the full cost of the fare, so long as a receipt is provided by the taxi driver. The taxi fare must be paid to the taxi driver, after which a receipt should be requested. The receipt must indicate the date, time, cost, taxi number and driver name. The City will then deduct the fare amount from the towing fee after a receipt has been provided to the tow yard contractor. Regular taxi fares to the four towing companies are: Mile Square Towing: $5, John’s Main Auto Body: $17, Logan Towing: $21, Truchan Brothers: $23.