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A question regarding parking ticket(s)

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I parked in a 2 hours limited parking in Zurich. Paid 5 CHF for 2 hours as required.
After 1:57 hours I came back to the car, paid another 5 CHF, placed the new receipt in the car and walked away.
When I came back I found a parking ticket. I do not understand why (I paid twice so no problem with payment), and I guess that I am not allowed to park for two consecutive times of 2 hours in the same spot.

My question: Is that true? What is the law says about it? What is the minimum time of separation between 2 consecutive parkings in the same spot? Is it Okay to park there in next day? After one hour? One minute? One second? Is that defined in the law?

And a secondary question: What is the "normal" fine for not paying for parking in Zurich? Is it 40 CHF, 80 CHF or another number all together.

Thanks for your replies
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Old 06.06.2015, 15:19
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

Don't what the fine is, but if the maximum time limit is 2 hours you cannot just stay there a buy a new ticket. Be careful with on the street parking as well in the white bays where it is free. The maximum is 48 hours or you get a ticket (happened to me!)
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Old 06.06.2015, 15:20
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

Feeding meters and/or ticket machines will get you a fine in most every country in the world.

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Old 07.06.2015, 10:08
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

There's a note on every parking meter saying "Nachzahlen verboten". Not sure what's unclear about that - you can park and pay there once, but not two or more consecutive times. If you need to stay somewhere longer, you need to park in a parking garage. If it were that easy to just continue paying in the white or blue zone for hours on end, why would anyone be stupid enough to park in a garage and pay 5-8.-/hour?

There is - afaik - no generally defined "pause" before you can park again, but my guess is it's at least as long as the maximum duration of parking in a given spot, i.e. normally 2 hours, probably more. Personally, I have yet to get a fine for parking in the same spot the following day or even a few hours later, but I might just have been lucky until now.

The fine is valid. 40 CHF is what you normally have to pay, though it may also be 80 CHF as you can get fined for both overstepping the maximum parking time and the 'illegal' second payment.
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

It's simple - if the limit is stated as 2 hrs. max and the car is there longer (with or without payment), then you get a ticket/fine.

What is there NOT to understand?

Short term parking is not meant or priced for long term parkers.
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

The vehicle must have been part of ordinary traffic for you to start the next "parking time period". Drive around the block and if it's still free you can use the same slot a 2nd time.
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

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The vehicle must have been part of ordinary traffic for you to start the next "parking time period". Drive around the block and if it's still free you can use the same slot a 2nd time.
Or a different slot in the same area.
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The vehicle must have been part of ordinary traffic for you to start the next "parking time period". Drive around the block and if it's still free you can use the same slot a 2nd time.
Problem with that is, that the 'bod' who goes round checking number plates against spaces and times, probably wont know that the car has been moved and reparked in the same spot, if he didn't see it vacate the space, himself.
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I parked in a 2 hours limited parking in Zurich. Paid 5 CHF for 2 hours as required.
After 1:57 hours I came back to the car, paid another 5 CHF, placed the new receipt in the car and walked away.
When I came back I found a parking ticket. I do not understand why (I paid twice so no problem with payment), and I guess that I am not allowed to park for two consecutive times of 2 hours in the same
You answered your own question: you parked in a two hours limited parking.
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

I know that in Basel moving the car wont help you avoid a fine either. The parking police note down the number plate and check for moved cars. Or you move it move it far enough away to be safe, whatever that is.

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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

Let the train take the strain. (next time)
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

I've broken the law before as well... and didn't get fined for it!
this is how you do it:
1) park in an area where they only check once a day ie. not in the middle of the city
or if you do have to park in the city:
2) remove first park-and-display ticket before putting second one on the dashboard.. bit of a giveaway otherwise
but some of the ladies walking round have really good memories (and sometimes pieces of chalk with them!) so it's a gamble. but hey, live dangerously for 40fr!
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Re: A question regarding parking ticket(s)

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I've broken the law before as well... and didn't get fined for it!
this is how you do it:
1) park in an area where they only check once a day ie. not in the middle of the city
or if you do have to park in the city:
2) remove first park-and-display ticket before putting second one on the dashboard.. bit of a giveaway otherwise
but some of the ladies walking round have really good memories (and sometimes pieces of chalk with them!) so it's a gamble. but hey, live dangerously for 40fr!

How can i know that they only check once a day? To know this would be very handy so please explain.


And a second parking disc on the dashboard - how stupidly clever - you obviously think the ladies with chalk are fools.
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How can i know that they only check once a day? To know this would be very handy so please explain.


And a second parking disc on the dashboard - how stupidly clever - you obviously think the ladies with chalk are fools.
1) I already mentioned it - outside the inner circle of town they only go round once a day but for example in Kreis 1 of Zurich they go round several times a day.

2) no you misread. we're not talking about parking discs. we're only talking pay-and-display (as far as I can gather, maybe I missed a post). and I don't think the ladies with chalk are fools either way. some people have a very good memory and some people have a worse memory, just like all of us. and if they use a trick like chalk to remember who's been there and who hasn't, well, good for them and but in the same instance good for me, too!
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