Vehicle Booting

Vehicle Booting

Removing the Boot from Your Vehicle

  1. If your vehicle was booted, please call 646-517-1000 to pay all outstanding judgement debt, plus the additional fees listed below.
    • Pay by phone with debit/credit card or a electronic check.
    • Or pay by cash, money order or cashiers check at a Business Center.
    • If your car is booted or is at risk of being booted DO NOT PAY ONLINE
    • If your car is at risk of being booted and you pay online, your vehicle may be booted or towed before your payment is processed. You will be responsible for all booting and towing fees.
  2. You will receive a release code immediately after full payment.
  3. When you enter the code, the boot will unlock and you can remove it.
  4. Return the boot to a return location within 24 hours to avoid a late fee of $25.00 per day.

Your registration and insurance must be up to date.

If your vehicle has been booted, you will receive a notice on the vehicle to call the Department of Finance’s booting vendor, RIS, at (646) 517-1000 to pay what you owe and receive instructions on removing and returning the boot. You may need to take additional action before making a payment. Do not visit a Department of Finance business center until you have taken the following actions:

  • Expired Registration. If your registration is expired, visit a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to renew your registration.

  • Suspended Registration Due to Insurance Lapse. If your registration has been suspended due to an insurance lapse (failure to make timely insurance payments), you must first contact your insurance company to make sure that your payment was received and that your insurance is still valid. Then take your insurance card to a DMV office so that they can update your information and lift the suspension.

  • Suspended Registration Due to Nonpayment of Tolls. If your registration is suspended due to nonpayment of tolls (Port Authority or MTA Bridges & Tunnels), you must first visit an E-ZPass office and pay the tolls. Then take the receipt to a DMV office to lift your suspension.

Fees

For vehicles booted on or before October 31, 2019 there will be a $159 fee for the boot. For vehicles booted on or after November 1, 2019, there will be a $142 fee for the boot. There is also a $80 Sheriff’s execution fee as well as a poundage fee (5% of all fines including penalties and interest). If you do not pay the parking ticket or camera violation judgment debt and related fees within two business days of being booted, then your vehicle may be towed. The total amount that you must pay to get your vehicle back can be calculated using the chart below. 

Boot Fee:    $142
Sheriff/Marshal Execution fee: $80.00
Tow Fee (If applicable): $140 for standard vehicles (larger vehicles have additional fees)
Tow Dispatch fee (If applicable): $70.00 for standard vehicles (larger vehicles have additional fees)
Judgment Amount*
Additional Fees*
* Depending upon the amount owed.

If you need a hearing to contest one or more of the outstanding parking tickets, you must ask for one at a Finance Business Center. You cannot have a hearing on tickets in judgment more than one year.
 
Under certain circumstances, your vehicle may also be towed immediately after it is booted.

Frequently Asked Questions


Boot Return Locations

Manhattan
Name Address Drop-off Times
Vanguard 750 6th avenue
New York, NY 10010
212-691-8562
24 Hours/356 Days
12th Street 60 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-539-0251
24 Hours/356 Days
99 Charles Street 99 Charles Street
New York, NY 10014
212-242-9723
24 Hours/356 Days
222 West 14th Street 222 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-675-5031
6AM - 10PM
Mason Lot 724 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
347-785-0622
24 Hours/356 Days
1754 Broadway 211 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-245-2490
24 Hours/356 Days
Water Street 55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
646-589-0490
24 Hours/356 Days
Bellevue Garage 462 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10016
917-889-1357
24 Hours/356 Days
125th Street 215 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
212-665-9899
24 Hours/356 Days
Kern Garage 40 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
212-289-8695
24 Hours/356 Days
The Empire 188 East 78th Street
New York, NY 11040
212-535-0403
24 Hours/356 Days
Javits lot 462 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
646-561-3166               
24 Hours/356 Days
85th East End 611 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10021
212-249-5124            
24 Hours/356 Days
79th Street Garage 422 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
212-737-6283           
24 Hours/356 Days
Carter Hospital 122 North Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
646-660-3660          
24 Hours/356 Days
1199 Park Avenue 1199 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212-534-9616         
24 Hours/356 Days
200 West 79th Street 200 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-362-4313       
24 Hours/356 Days
2326 1st Avenue 2326 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10034
212-860-1100    
24 Hours/356 Days
Bronx
1360 Bruckner 1360 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
718-861-3775  
24 Hours/356 Days
1930 Bartow 1930 Bartow Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
347-202-9004
24 Hours/356 Days
3804 Boston 3804 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10475
718-231-8014
24 Hours/356 Days
481 East 163rd 481 East 163rd Street
Bronx, NY 10451
718-402-9201
24 Hours/356 Days
4201 Webster 4201 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470
718-819-1333
24 Hours/356 Days
5J Bronx 500 Abbot Street
Bronx, NY
24 Hours/356 Days
5J Bronx 4825 Baldwin Street
Bronx, NY
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 3480 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
718-405-7402
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 1865 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10472
718-863-7377
24 Hours/356 Days
Brooklyn
Bedford Avenue 101 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-387-1737
24 Hours/356 Days
105 Underhill 105 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-783-5113
24 Hours/356 Days
1049 Grand Street 1049 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-599-1549
24 Hours/356 Days
KenBen 1908 Shore Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
24 Hours/356 Days
1149 Utica 1149 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
718-878-5880
24 Hours/356 Days
184 Kent 184 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
6:00AM - 11:59PM
500 4th Avenue 500 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-788-2353
24 Hours/356 Days
349 4th Avenue 343 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
347-721-3380
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 286 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-934-0316
24 Hours/356 Days
Queens
Parsons 90-15 Parsons Boulevard
Queens, NY 11432
718-526-5606
9AM-9PM
Mid - Block 89-35 126th Street
Queens, NY 11432
718-558-4179
24 Hours/356 Days
Archer 92-30 165 Street
Queens, NY 11432
718-657-3830
24 Hours/356 Days
Lot 2 90-01 168th Street
Queens, NY 11432
718-883-9549
24 Hours/356 Days
Lot 3 90-02 168th Street
Queens, NY 11432
718-883-9549
24 Hours/356 Days
134 Atlantic 134-30 Atlantic Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
352-346-3266
24 Hours/356 Days
148 Rockaway 148-12 Rockaway Boulevard
Queens, NY 11436
718-659-7776
24 Hours/356 Days
178 Union 178-02 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11366
718-591-3203
24 Hours/356 Days
241 Hillside 241-15 Hillside Avenue
Queens, NY 11426
718-470-9020
24 Hours/356 Days
3105 Queens Blvd 31-05 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101
718-392-3202
24 Hours/356 Days
6615 Borden 66-15 Borden Avenue
Queens, NY 11378
718-255-6031
24 Hours/356 Days
4008 30th 40-08 30th Avenue
Queens, NY 11103
718-204-8076
24 Hours/356 Days
9951 Horace Harding 99-51 Horace Harding Expressway
Queens, NY 11368
718-592-1247
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 99-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Queens, NY 11368
718-699-0021
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 160-39 Rockaway Boulevard
Queens, NY 11434
718-978-6603
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 102-26 Atlantic Avenue
Queens, NY 11416
718-847-0386
24 Hours/356 Days
32-11 29th 32-11 29th Street, Astoria
Queens, NY 11106
718-847-0386
7AM - 10PM
Staten Island
Breen Bros 566 Industrial Loop
Staten Island, NY 10309
718-979-9084
24 Hours/356 Days
6778 Hylan 6778 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10309
718-984-8440
24 Hours/356 Days
2990 Victory 2990 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-370-0876
24 Hours/356 Days