If you think you might have overpaid a San Francisco parking ticket sometime between 1995 and 2012 -- if you can remember that far back -- you've got until next Thursday, March 3, to get a refund.
After reviewing data from that 17-year period, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says more than 200,000 overpaid citations have yet to be refunded. The overpaid amounts, which range from $15 to more than $1,000, total $6.1 million.
SFMTA automatically notifies ticket recipients if they’ve overpaid their citations, but this is the first time since 1994 that the agency has sent out additional notices and taken extra measures to distribute refunds to people who haven’t responded to notifications in over three years.
The agency has also posted a comprehensive list here, along with instructions on how to get a refund: Citation Overpayments.
“We want to make sure that, even though we haven’t heard back from them, that they hear from us,” said SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose. “We’re trying ... every means of communications that we can to ensure that people can get this information.”