Pittsburgh to consider higher fees, fines for valet parking permits |

Pittsburgh to consider higher fees, fines for valet parking permits

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced legislation that would increase fees for valet parking licenses and fines to penalize operators who violate city regulations.

Councilman Dan Gilman of Shadyside, who sponsored the bill, said it was in response to complaints about valet services parking cars on streets, taking more spaces than permitted and operating beyond permitted hours.

Under the legislation, all operators would be required to be licensed and the initial fee would increase to $200, up from $100. Annual renewals would remain $100. Operators would be permitted a maximum of three spaces for loading and unloading. An operator found in violation would be subject to a minimum fine of $250 and fines of up to $500 for each subsequent violation.

They would also face loss of license.

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