Getting a parking ticket in the city of Erie, and not paying the fine on time, that could soon become a very expensive proposition.

Erie City Council's voted in favor of a pretty drastic increase in the fines for those unpaid parking tickets.

Under the new plan, the maximum fine for an overdue ticket from a parking meter would jump from $35 to $135.

The maximum fine for other non-metered parking violations would also go to $135.

Council members tell Erie News Now that their hope is that raising the maximum fine will get more people to pay their parking fines on time.