Vehicle Booting

When a vehicle is booted, a device is attached to a wheel of your vehicle to prevent you from moving it. Your vehicle can be booted for owing the city more than $350 in parking ticket or camera violations that are in judgment.

Removing the Boot from Your Vehicle

  1. Call 877-207-2134 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.


There is a $159 fee for the boot and 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:    $159.00
Sheriff/Marshal Execution fee: $80.00
Tow Fee (If applicable): $135.00
Tow Dispatch fee (If applicable): $67.50
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

Little Man Parking 300 West 135th Street
Little Man Parking 220 East 9th Street
Shell Gas Station 1855 First Avenue (Between E95th and E96th Street)
Pay-O-Matic 1865 Bruckner Blvd.
Pay-O-Matic 3480 Baychester Avenue
Williamsburg Service Center 713 Kent Avenue
Kings County Parking 581 Clarkson Avenue
Ken Ben
1908 Shore Parkway
Pay-O-Matic 102-26 Atlantic Avenue
Pay-O-Matic 9925 H. Harding Expwy.
Pay-O-Matic 160-39 Rockaway Blvd.
Ace Discount Tires 132 Morningstar Road
Pay-O-Matic 2510 Hylan Boulevard