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.
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Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
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|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|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.
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.