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Valdosta updates parking ordinance around VSU

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - If you plan to visit a friend or family around Valdosta State University, you'd better not park on their grass.  

Valdosta Police can now write tickets to people who don't park on concrete or gravel in neighborhoods around campus.

The City Council recently updated its stopping, standing, and parking ordinance. City marshals used to be the only ones allowed to write up a violation.

But now, police officers can also do the ticketing. Violators must contact police within 72 hours of finding a ticket on their windshield. 

"We need to make sure that the renters understand this as well as the property owners that if a property is ticketed more than three times in a 12-month period the owner of the property then becomes in violation of the city ordinance," said Mike Martin, City of Valdosta Community Development Director.

The tickets are costly.  The first violation is $75.  The second within the same year is $150 and the third violation is $300.  

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