$60 Parking Ticket for “ICEing” in Gaithersburg, Maryland

photo credit: David H. used with permission

photo by: David H. used with permission

Warning to gasoline car drivers, if you block an EV charging station in Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland with a vehicle that doesn’t plug-in, you risk getting a $60 parking fine. The police in Gaithersburg gave a ticket to a Jeep that parked in a clearly marked electric vehicle charging spot at the Cadence at Crown parking garage.

The parking violation notice referred to City Code Sec. 14-7G (In Violation of Official Sign) with a handwritten note, “Jeep parked in spot marked ‘Electric Vehicles Only.'” The fine was listed as $60 on the ticket.

Montgomery County passed a law that went into effect on June 11, 2014 that makes it illegal to park a non plug-in vehicle at a charging station marked with an official sign. That law is in Sec. 31-26B of Montgomery Co. Code.

To report parking violations in Montgomery County, call the police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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