ATL Plus is the new parking enforcement sheriff in town.
Take your hatred for Park Atlanta and shift it to ATL Plus. At least when Park Atlanta came in full force it was apparent that spots around the city that were once free were now going to be meter enforced. But ATL Plus is much more sneaky.
I discovered them on a recent weekend in Midtown Atlanta. I was headed to dine at Bon Ton Boil House, where parking on the nearby streets is impossible to find. However, on the other side of Ponce we found an open spot. Seeing no meters, we were thrilled have to scored free parking.
Upon returning to our car we saw the dreaded ticket on the dash. Turns out, you must have a permit to park on the street. These permits are based on the surrounding apartment communities. Where was this information? It was in the mice type on a street sign. By the looks of the green and white tickets on most of the cars on the street, we weren’t the only ones this was news to.
Here’s what your should know:
You have 14 days to pay the ticket of $25. After that the price doubles to $50.
If you choose to pay online, there’s the added convenience fee of $2.95.
I mailed my check in not wanting to give these swindlers a dime more than I owed them. Making sure your payment has been processed is not as easy as it would seem. In fact, the entire site looks like it was designed a couple decades ago. Emailing is futile as no one gets back to you. Considering all the money they are banking, they could afford a decent site and customer service. The only way you’ll know your ticket has been paid is when you search the system for it and it can no longer be found.
Bravo, Atlanta! Way to stick it to your residents.