muni_generic.jpgThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is instituting some fee and fine increases that go into effect Thursday to address the agency’s budget deficit.

The largest increase will be in residential parking permits, which will increase from $76 to $96. A variety of other parking-related permits will also cost more starting Thursday, according to SFMTA officials.

All parking citation fines are increasing by $2 to pay for debt service for the construction of state courthouses, according to spokesman Murray Bond.

Bond said that fee is going into effect throughout the state, and whatever jurisdiction handles the citation is mandated to send the money to the state.

A $3 fee will also now be charged for services at the Customer Service Center, located at 11 S. Van Ness Ave, that could have been conducted online or at a satellite sales location.

Those services include paying citations or purchasing fares, excluding passes for seniors, the disabled, or youth.

The increases are “all designed just to cover the costs of providing these services,” Bond said.

SFMTA approved the increases at the agency’s Feb. 26 Board of Directors meeting to address a deficit for the current fiscal year that is at least $12.1 million.

More details about the fee and fine increases are available at

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