New permit parking goes into effect Tuesday

Posted at: 01/15/2013 12:27 PM
Updated at: 01/15/2013 12:54 PM
By: Subrina Dhammi

There has been a long line of people at City Hall in Albany for the past few hours waiting to get a parking permit.

The new permit parking system started at 8a.m. Tuesday morning.

It's been a long time coming, and, a source of frustration already for some people.

Timing is everything. And for some procrastinators in Albany, that means patience.

Lashonna Clinton tried to get her new, mandatory parking permit Monday.

City Hall was closed because of plumbing issues.

Starting Tuesday, drivers need to stick parking permits on a car window to park in three neighborhoods near the State Capitol - Center Square, Ten Broeck and the Mansion Neighborhood.

Drivers need a permit to park for more than two hours.

Most residents now have permits.

Visitors or those without permits are now limited to two hour parking on side streets from 8-6p.m.

There is a 30 day warning period before actual tickets will be written.

After that, violators will have to pay $65.

Permits cost $25 and are available Monday through Friday at the Albany City Clerks office.