The Sandy Springs City Council has approved a schedule of fines for illegal parking at the City Center downtown redevelopment.

Sandy Springs sets parking fines at City Springs

Parking violators would get by with a warning the first time but would face escalating fines for subsequent infractions at the new City Springs downtown redevelopment, according to an ordinance approved by the Sandy Springs City Council.

Second and third instances of illegal parking would be punishable by a $20 civil fine, the ordinance states. The fine would rise to $50 on the fourth offense, while failure to pay within 21 days would incur a $20 late charge. A violator also could have his or her vehicle towed from a spot needed for an event or sold to another customer, officials said.

Payment can be made by return mail. If no payment is received within 60 days, the ticket would be turned over to the Sandy Springs Police Department for adjudication.

The council approved the measure with one amendment: The maximum fine for a handicapped parking violation was set at $250, with no warnings given.

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