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License Plate Recognition System for Parking Enforcement

September 10, 2017

The City of Pacific Grove is in the final stages of implementing the License Plate Recognition (LPR) System, with installation beginning on Monday, August 28, 2017.

The LPR system will alert parking enforcement officers of overtime parking violations, unpermitted vehicles, vehicles with expired registration, and vehicles with 5 or more unpaid parking citations. This will allow staff to become much more efficient in completing their routes and prevent injury caused by manual chalking.

The LPR is being installed on our all electric GO-4 Parking Scooter. Next week during installation and testing, you may see the parking enforcement scooter being tested throughout the City. It will have exterior cameras, which will make it look different.

In addition, once fully implemented, the parking enforcement officers will rely mainly on the LPR and no longer mark tires with chalk. This includes the Downtown Area, Central Avenue, and the other timed areas. It will also assist in enforcing 48 hour and 72 hour parking violations, as well as the City’s parking permit programs.

The LPR system is set to go live on Sunday September 10, 2017. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact ASM Jocelyn Francis at (831) 648-3143. Thank you.