Cleveland Heights issuing refunds for those overcharged on some parking violations

The City of Cleveland Heights is taking action to refund all of those who have been overcharged for various parking violations.

According to the city’s website, from January 2013 up until September 21st those who have received a ticket for specific violations were overcharged by five dollars.

In December 2012, the city decided to increase several fines for specific parking violations, which took effect in January of 2013. A clerical error during this transition resulted in increasing some parking violation tickets from $15 to $20 when they were not supposed to increase.

Those who received the below parking violations from January 2013 to date, and paid the $20 fine, are eligible for a five dollar refund from the city, plus interest.

The refunds for tickets issued for specific violations include:

-Prohibited Zone

-No Permit

-Overnight Parking

-Fire Hydrant

-Fire Lane Parking

-Abandoned Vehicle

-Traffic Hazard

-Parking on sidewalk, curb, street lawn.

The city will be sending a postcard notification to all those affected by the error with instructions for reimbursement. Information will also be available on the city’s website. Additionally, an email and voicemail have been set up for anyone with additional questions. That contact information is parkingticketrefrund@clvhts.com and (216) 291-3012.

“We regret this error occurred and will make every effort to make it right for our residents and visitors,” said City Manager Tanisha Briley.  “We will act quickly to make restitution to individuals who may have been impacted by this clerical error.”

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