You Can Now Pay Marijuana Citations Without Ever Going to City Hall
A day after officials from Mayor Tom Menino’s office announced a new schedule for the “City Hall To Go” truck, a mobile alternative to taking care of tasks that normally would require heading to Government Center, a schedule and “menu” of services were released to let Boston residents know when the truck will be rolling into their neighborhood.
Rather than taking time off work, residents can instead stay home and wait for the truck—which was inspired by the city’s burgeoning food truck industry—to make the rounds.
The menu of services provided by city officials manning the vehicle include duties like paying citations issued for smoking marijuana, which carries a $100 fine. People can also pay parking tickets, obtain a marriage license, request death and birth certificates, and square away any unpaid excise taxes.
The City Hall To Go truck, which used to be a police vehicle, is the first of its kind in the country, according to Menino’s office, and will be rolled out on a full-time schedule starting July 2. The truck will rotate regularly throughout the city on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays the truck will be available upon request. It will also be set up at city celebrations and various events hosted by the mayor’s office. Following a successful soft launch in December, additional services— like the option to pay pot fines—were added to the truck’s menu following a survey soliciting resident feedback.
Another perk? While City Hall closes early, the truck will be open until 7 p.m. during the week. No cash transactions, though.
The city’s mobile truck schedule can be found here, and the “menu” is below: