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Parking Rules Resume Monday Nov. 19, Damaged Cars Must be Towed

If your car was damaged in the flood it must be towed by Monday Nov. 19.

For one more week, enforcement of permit parking regulations and alternate side parking for street cleaning will remain suspended, according to an announcement from the city.

Partial enforcement resumes on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., the city announced. If you park east of Bloomfield Street, you'll have to feed the meter starting Tuesday.

All other non-permit and non-street cleaning parking enforcement is in effect startin Tuesday. (For example: parking too close to a crosswalk, stop sign, fire hyrdrant, in a bus stop, driveway, car-sharing space, handicapped space, temporary "No Parking" signs, and parking on the sidewalk.)

Any vehicle that was stranded and damaged in the flood caused by Sandy will have to be towed by Monday Nov. 19. A car without plates will be considered abandoned.

Also from the city:

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.

XJS November 12, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Many people called on October 31 to have their cars towed and still haven't had it happen. In my building alone, about half of the cars are still in our garage because of the backup. I was told by a tow truck driver yesterday that they could only take the 2 cars on their list, despite 3 others being part of the same insurance company and having room on the truck. They were towing the 2 down to Trenton to be appraised & re-sold for parts. The team was out of Louisiana and told me that people from as far away as Iowa were driving tow trucks in our town to get rid of the cars. Over 250,000 cars in the NYC metro are destroyed. It takes time to remove them. If my car had been on the street instead of in my garage, I would not pay to tow it to a yard & then pay for storage at the yard. I'd just take my chances on street cleaning tickets until the tow truck got there. I also wouldn't remove my plates until the truck was coming.
Ojo Rojo November 12, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Saw a couple trucks from Texas yesterday out towing cars.
XJS November 12, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I saw Alabama plates today! It's a party in Hoboken.
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