Howell residents must appear in court for snow tickets

    Back in April, Howell Township, NJ, changed its snow ordinance to prohibit street parking during storms and ensure all sidewalks are shoveled.

    Now, hundreds of residents have been issued tickets for noncompliance. While fewer than 10 tickets have been dismissed, the Associated Press reports everyone else will have to appear in court.

    Because the ordinance is so new, it’s not yet in the state court system. With no payment alternatives, ticket-holders will have to schedule court appearances to pay the fines of $150 — plus a $30 court fee.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.