Well, it was nice while it lasted.
The relaxation of D.C. parking enforcement due to pressures of the coronavirus pandemic is ending. D.C. will resume all parking enforcement starting June 1.
That includes vehicle towing and associated fines, street sweeping rules; vehicles must display valid D.C. registration and inspection stickers.
Residential parking permit fees are also increasing, from $35 to $50 for the first vehicle after June 1. A second vehicle will be $75. A third will be $100.
And if your driver’s license expired during the easing of regulations, you’ll need to get that renewed by July 1.
Booting cars will also make a return starting July 1 for any vehicles with two or more tickets more than 60 days old.
“We have been on a pause during COVID to permit all of our staff to recognize social distancing requirements. And we are beginning to come out of that posture,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a Monday news conference.
She said the DMV is scheduling appointments “for you to handle all of your business.”
“And over the last several weeks, they have been making increasing numbers of appointments available,” Bowser said.
There is some good news: D.C. is starting up an amnesty program for drivers with outstanding tickets. The program will run from June 1 to Sept. 30. It includes tickets issued before Sept. 30.
“I also want to acknowledge Council member Trayon White, who has been very vocal and working with us to get this program launched as well,” Bowser said.
Drivers eligible for the amnesty program are still obligated to pay their original ticket amount.
But, “penalties will be waived, so for some, this will be a huge benefit and an opportunity to move towards having their registration and credentialing correct,” Bowser said.