City of Rye, NY

Parking



City of Rye Parking Program


Background
After a series of public meetings the Rye City Council adopted a local law in December 2004 to meter the off-street parking areas in the City's Central Business District (CBD).  The fee is $0.75 per hour and does NOT apply to the City's on-street parking spaces, such as Purchase Street, Purdy Avenue, etc.  Payment is required Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.  Parking in the off-street parking areas is limited to a maximum of 2 hours, consistent with current restrictions.  No changes are proposed in current merchant or commuter permit requirements.  A six-month merchant permit can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office for $205.

City of Rye - Luke Payment Stations - ParkingIn April 2005, the City Council selected Digital Payment Technologies as the preferred vendor to provide Luke Payment Stations within the City's off-street parking areas.  Multi-space payment stations offer advantages over traditional coin-operated meters including user conveniences (such as the ability to pay for parking with either coins or bills) and cost-effectiveness given existing available staff.  The pay stations also offer the capability to create databases of parking usage that can be used as a tool in developing strategies to better manage off-street parking in the CBD, which is increasingly over capacity during peak periods.

In July 2005, ten multi-space pay stations were installed throughout CBD parking lots (see map).  City staff has prepared a flyer that provides answers to common questions.  We encourage users to review this flyer and make it available to merchants, customers, business owners, employees and other interested parties in the CBD. 

We encourage you to CONTACT US at parking@ryeny.gov if you have any questions or suggestions to help the City implement a successful parking program.

How to Use Pay Stations

Using the pay stations consists of the following three simple steps:

  1. Enter the parking stall number of where your vehicle is parked.
  2. Insert money into to either coin or bill acceptor. 
    NOTE: There is a minimum payment of $.0.25.
  3. Take receipt to review and confirm your purchase.

Answers to Common Questions:


Do the pay stations make change?

NO.  A bill acceptor is provided on each unit as a convenience for users that do not have change or desired the option of paying for a 2-hour ($1.50) rate with either coins or bills.  Each unit accepts quarters, dimes and nickels.

 

Do I need to place receipt on the windshield of my vehicle?

NO.  You do not need to return to your vehicle to place a proof-of-purchase receipt on your windshield.  We recommend that you keep your receipt to confirm that you properly entered your stall number and to confirm your purchase.

 

Can I park for more than two hours?

NO.  The City has always restricted the maximum parking duration in the off-street parking areas to two hours.  The installation of the pay stations does not change that policy.  One of the reasons for installing the pay stations is to provide the City with a more effective means of enforcing the current two-hour restriction.

 

How does the City know that my parking time has expired?

All transactions for each parking space are recorded via wireless modem to a database.  This database is accessed by City staff to determine which parking spaces are valid or expired.  The City also analyzes this database to more accurately understand parking demand and usage.  This will assist the City in making future parking policy decisions that best meets user needs.


Parking Violations

Please note that this site deals only with parking violations.


If you have received a moving violation (speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, passing a stopped school bus, etc.), please call the Rye City Court at (914) 967-1599. If you need information concerning City of Rye parking permits, please visit the Rye City Clerk's Office.


PAYMENTS FOR PARKING TICKETS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED IN THE FINANCE OFFICE AT CITY HALL
  

To Pay Your Parking Ticket:

1. There is a drop box located at the parking lot entrance of City Hall – please put your ticket and your payment (cash or check) in an envelope located above the drop box and deposit the envelope in the locked drop box, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm.

2. You may pay your parking ticket using a credit card online at www.parkingticketpayment.com/rye

3. You may pay using a credit card over the phone at 1-866-583-2815

4. You may mail your ticket and the payment to the City of Rye Processing Center using an envelope provided above the drop box (PO Box 2075, Tarrytown, NY 10591-9075)


To Dispute or Fight Your Parking Ticket:

Parking ticket disputes are heard by the judges at Rye City Court, 21 McCullough Place, Rye, NY 10580 on Thursday and Friday mornings, beginning at 9am, on a first come, first served basis.  You must dispute your ticket before the return date indicated on the front of the ticket.

or

You may fill out a plea form – envelopes are provided on the top of the drop box – plea forms will be forwarded to the court – you will receive a decision in writing.


IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR TICKET:

Please call 1-855-325-9100 for information or questions.


All of the above information is printed on the back of your ticket.

 

 

Parking Permit (commuter, merchant & handicap)

Parking fees vary. For specific information, please contact the City Clerk's Office by phone at (914)967-7371 or email at cityclerk@ryeny.gov.

A commuter parking permit allows the permit holder to park in those areas designated specifically for commuter parking within the City of Rye.

A merchant parking permit allows the permit holder to park in City-owned off-street parking areas for an unlimited time period.

  • Applicants must apply for a merchant permit in person at the City Clerk's Office. A copy of your vehicle registration, drivers license and proof of employment (such as a pay stub, W4, etc.) is required. A signature from the store owner or manager is required on the application form.
  • Merchant permits are sold in six-month increments. Permit "A" permits merchant parking from January to June. Permit "B" permits merchant parking from July to December.
  • Two part-time employees can share a permit. The permit will include the vehicle license plate numbers of each permit holder.
  • Refunds are available in the event the merchant permit holder returns the permit more than one-month prior to expiration. Refunds are subject to a processing fee.

A handicapped parking permit allows the permit holder to park in those areas designated specifically for handicapped parking within the City of Rye. It is available to NYS residents with one or more of the following permanent or temporary disabilities, as certified by a licensed physician:

  • Limited or no use of one or both legs
  • A neuro-muscular condition that severely limits mobility
  • Other physical or mental conditions which make use of public transportation unusually difficult
  • Blindness (as defined by Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 404-a,4)


Applications are available from the Police Commissioner, and must be completed by both the applicant and the applicant's licensed physician. A recent letter from the applicant's physician may be accepted in lieu of the application. Letters or applications signed by chiropractors are not currently acceptable to DMV.

Permanent Handicapped Parking Permits are good for a 3-year period. Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits are good for up to 6 months, at the discretion of the applicant's physician. Renewal requires a new application or a new letter from the physician.

There is no charge for an original handicapped parking permit, but a fee is charged to replace lost or stolen permit.