Parking and photo enforcement are back to normal after being suspended during the pandemic.

If you’ve been flouting the parking laws in D.C., the fun has come to an end. The city resumed ticketing, towing, photo enforcement, and street sweeping back on June 1, 2021.

The city has implemented an amnesty program that will eliminate penalties on tickets issued before September 30, 2021, to help those impacted by the coronavirus. If your car registration has lapsed or you need to get an inspection, you will need to get those problems addressed as well.

The return of traffic enforcement marks a return to normalcy for the district and the opening of museums and attractions.

“We know we can expect to see more activity on our roads and sidewalks, and these enforcement mechanisms are one way we can make our transportation network more efficient, restart important government services, and help protect residents and visitors as they move around DC,” said Mayor Bowser when the announcement was first made. 

Starting on June 1, the city has begun issuing tickets on expired parking meters, residential parking permits, expired registration tags, monitoring no parking zones, and towing abandoned vehicles. The city has also resumed registering out-of-state vehicle tags. You will also need to remember to keep your car out of the street sweeping zones or face tickets.

In addition to the return of enforcement and registration, the fee for residential parking permits has increased to $50 from $35 for the first permit, $75 for the second, and $100 for a third permit. All outstanding tickets for parking, speeding, red-light, and minor moving violations will also have to be paid.

Visit ticketamnesty.dc.gov for more information. Department of Public Works will not resume booting cars until July 1.

Are you breathing a sigh of relief? Let us know in the comments if you think this is a fair way to handle outstanding tickets.