Effective today, the penalty on unpaid parking citations in Baltimore will increase from $12 to $16 a month.
The new increased fee is not retroactive.
All penalties accrued up to yesterday will be assessed at $12 per month.
Parking fines not paid within 15 days from the date of formal notice of the violation are subject to a peanalty each month the ticket remains unpaid.
A City Council ordinance authorizing the increase was signed into law in March 1999