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City of East Lansing approves increased fines for metered parking violations

July 8, 2022
<p>Downtown East Lansing on July 17, 2020.</p>

Downtown East Lansing on July 17, 2020.

Photo by Annie Barker | The State News

The City of East Lansing has approved an increase in fines for parking meter violations.

The fine increased from $20 to $30 for parking meter violations.

 If the fine is paid on the next business day, the amount of the fine is discounted to $20.

According to a press release, the purpose of the fine increase is to incentivize visitors to use downtown parking facilities including parking garages and non-metered spaces for short-term parking rather than metered parking spaces.

With the increase, a meter violation is still the lowest parking fine a person could pay, compared to parking in a no-parking zone ($35), failure to pay at a gated lot ($40) or double parking ($55).

A list of current parking fines can be found here.

East Lansing Communications Administrator Mikell Frey and City Manager George Lahanas were unable for comment at the time of publication.

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