Violations FAQ's


 Where and when can I pay for parking violations?

All fines are payable in person, by mail or you may click here to pay online to the Village of Great Neck Plaza-Justice Court, 2 Gussack Plaza, Great Neck , NY 11021, on or before the return date of the summons. If you would like to pay in person, please come to the Court office located within the Village Hall Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Payments can also be made on any court night. We accept cash, personal check, money order, certified check and Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

 I received a moving violation. How do I pay it?

In order to pay for a moving violation, you first must enter a plea of guilty.  You may do so either by mail (sign part "A" on the back of you summons and return it to the Justice Court) or in person on your scheduled court date, as indicated on your summons. Visit the Justice Court Moving Violation Information.

 I want to plead not guilty. How do I do that?

You can plead not guilty in court before the Judge.  You can plead by mail on moving violations by signing part "B" on the back of the summons and returning it to the Justice Court.  Not guilty pleas require that you appear for a trial at a later date.

 How long do I have to answer a summons?

All summonses issued have a returnable court date on them.  You must enter a plea by that date or the summons will accrue late penalties.

 I was in my car. Why did I get a Double Parking summons?

It does not matter if you are in your car or not.  It does not matter if your car is running or not.  NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law sets the standards and definitions for double parking, which may differ from what you may consider double parking.  Double parking jeopardizes lives and/or results in serious personal injury.  By parking in the roadway, other vehicles are forced to move around your vehicle, possibly towards oncoming traffic, creating an extremely hazardous condition for motorists and pedestrians.

 Why can't I "feed the meter"?

Short term on-street parking provides for convenient access for customers to neighboring business and services.  Time limitations at meters ensure convenience and turnover.  If you surpass the time limitation at a meter, either on-street or in a lot, it is considered meter feeding and subject to an overtime violation.

 What is an overtime violation?

An overtime violation is issued because you surpassed the time limitation at the meter on the street or in the lots and garages.  The time limitations at the street meters are two hours. 

 Why are the street cleaning regulations enforced in the winter?

To clear the street for proper snow removal.

 What are the dog leash and clean-up regulations?

Chapter 73 of the Village of Great Neck Plaza Code, regulates that dogs must be leashed at all times and you must clean-up after your dog.  The penalty for violation of this chapter has a current maximum fine of $250.00.

 What can I do if I am unhappy with the decision in a case that went to trial in the Plaza Justice Court?

If you feel that the Judge made the wrong decision at your trial, you should file an appeal with the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court. To file an appeal the defendant must complete a Notice of Appeal and file it with the Court Clerk of the Village of Great Neck Plaza within 30 days from the date you were found guilty at trial.

The appellant must buy the minutes of the trial or plea and sentence, plus minutes of any motion hearings.  Unless required by either side, minutes of arraignment and adjournments are not needed.  The official Court transcript must be given to the Court Clerk of the Trial Court. 

All further questions about the appeal process should be directed to the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court:

Appellate Term – Supreme Court
141 Livingston Street – 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201