A parking enforcement officer tickets a car along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 4, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

A parking enforcement officer tickets a car along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 4, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

SF owes drivers almost $600K in overpaid parking tickets

The City’s transit agency has a pot of $592,303 from overpaid parking tickets, and now they’re asking drivers to take back the money.

About 7,000 people either paid a San Francisco traffic citation twice or paid amounts higher than they owed, among other citation mistakes, and may be due a refund from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s operating budget.

The agency regularly combs through its records to find reimbursements for ticket-payers, and last time found about $6 million, from 1995 to 2012.

This time, the citations range through June 20, 2014.

The deadline to reclaim funds is Dec. 14.

The SFMTA provided a list of people who are owed money, along with their license plate numbers. The amounts range from $20 to hundreds of dollars. Among the highest tickets is San Francisco resident Susan Alonso, who is owed $516 in street cleaning tickets from 2012. Some are owed as many as five reimbursed tickets.

There also some out-of-state plates in the mix. Paul Storfer, whose license plate is registered in Illinois, paid five $97 parking tickets in 2012, according to SFMTA records, and all of them are eligible for reimbursement.

The full list is available online at the SFMTA’s website — and the SFMTA is encouraging the public to skim it to see if they’re owed any cash.

Any funds left over after the deadline will “become the property of the City and County of San Francisco,” the agency wrote.

Claims for return of monies held may be filed by either calling 415-701-3000 or going to www.sfmta.com/citationinfo.Transit

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