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Figures released by the Dunedin City Council show there were 39,231 parking infringement notices issued between July 1 last year and June 30 this year, totalling $614,887.
The most lucrative day for fines was January 28 of this year, when 133 infringement notices totalling $5355 were issued.
The unluckiest parker of the year was probably the driver who picked up a $40 fine in Sawyers Bay on New Year’s Eve, the only person in the city to receive get a parking fine on the last day of 2020.
City Rise was the area that attracted the most fines — 5054 infringement notices worth a total of $169,916.
The CBD between Stuart and Frederick Sts took the silver medal with $148,164 from 4528 fines, and the University of Otago area was third with $65,700 from 1690 fines.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, St Kilda Central attracted just two fines for the year, worth $80.
Not everyone who received a fine was inclined to pay it; 668 fines were lodged with the Ministry of Justice due to non-payment throughout the year.
These unpaid fines totalled $53,172.
Others requested to have parking tickets waived — there were 3220 appeals, 1242 of which succeeded in having fines struck off.
There were six instances of the largest individual fine of $600, issued to commercial vehicles failing to display a current certificate of fitness.
The cheapest fine possible, $12 for exceeding parking time limits by less than 30 minutes, was issued 2743 times.