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Watch out: Parking enforcers return to Detroit streets today

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DETROIT – Free parking ends Monday in Detroit.

Mayor Mike Duggan said parking enforcers will be back on the streets for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak in March.

At $45, a parking meter violation isn't pocket change. Detroit has more than 2,000 metered spaces, with many of them downtown and in the popular New Center and Midtown areas .

Detroit residents who park too long or don't pay to park can get a 50% discount if a ticket is paid within five days.

In February, the city had estimated $12 million a year in revenue from parking fines, although that’s likely to be lower now because of the virus-related enforcement break.