Booting


Frequently Asked Questions


You can be booted for owing the city more than $350 in parking, red light camera or bus lane violation tickets that are in judgment. With booting, a device is attached to a wheel of your vehicle to prevent you from moving it. If you do not pay the parking, red light camera and bus lane violation judgment debt and related fees within two business days of being booted, then your vehicle may be towed.

A ticket becomes “in judgment” when approximately 100 days have passed since you were issued your parking, red light camera or bus lane violation ticket unless you have either paid the ticket or it was dismissed after a hearing. In that time, we have sent you at least 3 notices and you have not paid or contested your ticket. Once that happens, a judgment is docketed with the Civil Court of the City of New York for your debt and the City can take enforcement action against you such as towing or booting your vehicle. If your ticket is in judgment, the total amount you owe includes the fine, penalties and interest that have been added for nonpayment.

If you owe more than $350 in parking, red light camera or bus lane violation tickets in judgment and you are parked on a public street, you may have a boot attached to your vehicle. To get the boot off, call the toll-free phone number on the boot notice (646-517-1000) and give the customer service representative your debit/credit card number. You will then receive a release code. Once you enter the code, the boot will unlock and you can remove it. You need to return the boot to a return location near you within 24 hours.

The boot is painted green to make it visible. You will also see a notice on the driver's side window and under the windshield wiper that tells you your vehicle has been booted.

Customer service representatives will provide you with a release code after you pay the judgment debt and fees. You unlock the boot by entering the code into a keypad that is on the boot. After you enter the code, the boot releases and you can remove the boot.

You can pay with a debit/credit card or electronic check. You may also pay with a gift card if it has a credit card logo. If you pay with a gift card, you must also provide a valid credit card number to remove the boot yourself. If you don’t have a valid credit card you will be listed for an assisted release; this means that a representative will be dispatched within 2-4 hours of your payment to remove the boot for you.

We accept cash, money orders, or cashier's checks at our Business Centers. The vehicle owner must pay in person during business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). After you have paid, a support officer will come within 2-4 hours to remove the boot.

The boot weighs about 16 pounds. If you can’t remove the boot yourself or don’t want to, we will send a support officer to assist you within 2-4 hours.

Manhattan
Name Address Drop-off Times
Impark 41 W 17th Street Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m -11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Impark 55 Water Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 452 10th Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 305 W 42nd Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 750 6th Evenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 60 E 12th Street 7 Days a week from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Impark 215 W 125th Street Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Impark 40 E 89th Street 7 Days a week from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Impark 188 E 78th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 611 E 83rd Street 7 Days a week from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Impark 422 East 78th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 1199 Park Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 120-122 Under Metro North Park Ave Viaduct 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 105 South Street 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 2326 1st Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 99 Charles Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 222 W 14th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 200 W 79th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 330 E 75th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 155 W 70th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 211 West 56th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Bronx
BP Gas Station 1360 Bruckner Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 1930 Bartow Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 3804 Boston Road 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 481 East 163rd Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Mobile Gas Station 4201 Webster Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Brooklyn
KBI 1908 Shore Parkway 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 500 4th Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 353 4th Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 169 N 11th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 185 Pacific Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 105 Underhill Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 1049 Grand Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 756 Utica Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 1149 Utica Aveue 24 Hours/356 Days
Kenben 1908 Shore Parkway Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Queens
Impark 90-15 Parsons Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 92-30 165th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark Lot # 3 - 90-02 168th Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 89-35 162nd Street 24 Hours/356 Days
Impark 92-77 Queens Blvd. 7 Days a week from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Impark 95-25 Queens Blvd. Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m -7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BP Gas Station 134-30 Atlantic Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 148-12 Rockaway Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 178-02 Union Tpke 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 218-01 Northern Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 241-15 Hillside Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 31-05 Queens Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 40-08 30th Avenue 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 99-51 Horace Harding Expwy 24 Hours/356 Days
Staten Island
Impark 155 Richmond Terrace 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 6778 Hylan Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days
BP Gas Station 2990 Victory Blvd. 24 Hours/356 Days

 
If you do not return the boot within 24 hours of removing the boot, you may be charged $25 per day in late fees up to a $500 maximum (after 20 days). If there is a problem with returning the boot on time, please contact customer service (at the phone number on the boot notice) as soon as possible.
 
If your vehicle was towed after being booted and you pay in full, you may redeem your vehicle at the tow pound. However, if you do not redeem your vehicle within 24 hours additional storage fees may accrue.

Yes. There is a $136 fee for the boot and an $80 Sheriff’s or Marshal’s execution fee as well as a poundage fee (5% of all fines including penalties and interest).

Yes. If you have other parking, red light camera, or bus lane violations that accumulate a total of $350 in judgment debt, your vehicle can be placed on the boot list again.

You may be able to enter into a payment plan at a Finance Business Center to spread payments out over a period of time. Check requirements for entering into a payment plan at nyc.gov/finance.

Yes, but you must go to a Finance Business Center. You must pay all fees and 50% of the judgment debt to enter into a plan.

If you damage the boot, you will be charged a replacement fee of $500. You may also be prosecuted for the crime of property destruction. And you could damage your tire!

After a vehicle is booted/impounded, you can request a hearing provided that the judgment on the summons(es) is less than one year old. If you do not pay to retrieve your vehicle prior to your hearing, you must request the hearing before your vehicle is sold. Vehicles are typically sold after two weeks of being impounded, but your vehicle could be sold earlier. However, you can speak with an administrative attorney at 210 Joralemon Street to try to get a sales hold and prevent the vehicle from being sold.
 
If your ticket(s) are dismissed and the vehicle has not been sold, then you will get your car back. If your ticket(s) are dismissed and you have already paid for the boot to be removed or to get your vehicle out of the pound, you can ask Finance to refund all fees.

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. Your vehicle may also be towed immediately after it is booted if you threaten to remove the boot or your vehicle has previously had a boot that was unlawfully removed; if you owe more than $2,500 in judgment debt; if the vehicle is illegally parked in a manner that affects public safety (i.e., in a bus stop, on the sidewalk, etc.); or if the vehicle is unable to be booted due to some other physical impediment.