13News Now Investigation: Norfolk owed big money in unpaid parking fines

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by Nick Ochsner, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 6:06 PM

NORFOLK- The City of Norfolk is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars from drivers who haven't paid their parking tickets, records obtained from the city show.

13News Now filed a Freedom of Information Act request for records of drivers who owe at least $1,000. The city responded by sending a five-page list of parking scofflaws that dates back to the 1990s.   The offenders on the city's list owe a combined total $479,458.95 in back parking tickets.

A typical parking ticket for an expired meter in Norfolk is $25. A past-due ticket quickly begins to amass extra fines, explains Bart Neu, Director of Parking for the City of Norfolk.

"I've seen $25 tickets that are up to $135," Neu say. "That's just for one ticket.

Coming up Thursday on 13News Now at 6 p.m,  find out who some of the biggest offenders are and why one of the biggest offenders says it's offered to pay up for the past four years but has never heard back from the city.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INVESTIGATION AND LEARN MORE

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