You have until January 19 to pay overdue parking tickets in Nelson at a lowered rate of only $15. The City is trying to clear up tens of thousands of old tickets before launching a new software system. Although a bit slow over the holiday season, Chief Financial Officer Colin McClure says so far the deal has brought in over $41,000.

“We’re quite pleased. We’ve had over 2,800 amnesty tickets resolved and that’s  brought in over $41,000.”

One third of the funds will be going to Active Transportation to help fund local trails and the rest goes to the City’s downtown waterfront fund. McClure adds about 60 per cent has been paid by locals.

“The remaining have been from the Island or Vancouver, or the Okanagan or East Kootenays, so it’s been very broad. We’re very pleased to see that certainly not just our own community have responded to the letter we sent out.”

You can visit the City of Nelson’s website to see if you have an outstanding ticket.