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NYS Comptroller


Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Village of Ossining – Parking Ticket Collections (2017M-259)

Released: February 9, 2018 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether an adequate system is in place to collect outstanding parking tickets for the period January 1, 2016 through September 18, 2017.


The Village of Ossining is located in the Town of Ossining in Westchester County. The Village is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. For 2017, budgeted appropriations totaled $53.9 million.

Key Findings

  • The Board has not adopted adequate policies and practices for collecting unpaid parking fines.
  • The Village has approximately $1.8 million in unpaid parking tickets outstanding as of September 30, 2017. Tickets have remained on the unpaid parking tickets report for many years with no additional collection actions.

Key Recommendations

  • Adopt written policies and procedures for collecting unpaid parking tickets.
  • Consider additional collection methods for collecting outstanding tickets.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236