As if finding parking in the city isn’t enough of a hassle as it is, fines in the city of Montreal are set to increase.
The current penalty for parking illegally on the street is $62 and fines are set to increase to $78, a hefty 26% jump.
Drivers who get caught leaving their vehicle in a reserved lane will see get smacked with a $302 fine, an increase from the current $150 penalty.
Illegally parking in a disabled persons spot will remain at $300.
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In a phone call with the Stationnement de Montréal, an employee told Daily Hive that the new measures will be introduced at a city council meeting next week but couldn’t reveal when the new penalties would take effect until the increases are finalized.
According to Stationnement de Montréal, the Plante administration says it plans to collect an additional $11 million in fine revenues through the increased fares, assuming of course, drivers continue to park illegally.
The mayor says fare money will be reinvested to Montreal’s security and mobility funds.
As per Montreal’s parking authority, Montreal gave out 1.1 million tickets in 2016 which generated $59 million in revenue.