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
To get the boot off, call the toll-free phone number on the boot notice (877-207-2134) to pay all of your outstanding judgment debt, plus the additional fees listed below. You can pay over the phone with your debit/credit card or an electronic check. We also accept cash, money orders or cashier's checks at our Business Centers. After you pay what you owe, you will receive a release code immediately. When 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 to avoid a late fee of $25.00 per day.

Note: 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 choose to pay online then your vehicle may be booted or towed before your payment is processed. You will be responsible for all booting or towing fees.

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 270 W 231st Street
  Pay-O-Matic 3480 Baychester Avenue
  Williamsburg Service Center 713 Kent Avenue
  Kings County Parking 581 Clarkson Avenue
  Midwood Parking Garage 1712 East 14th Street
  Pay-O-Matic 102-26 Atlantic Avenue
  Pay-O-Matic 9925 H. Harding Expwy.
  Pay-O-Matic 160-39 Rockaway Blvd.
Staten Island
  Ace Discount Tires 132 Morningstar Road
  Pay-O-Matic 2510 Hylan Boulevard

There is a $159 fee for the boot and a $75 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 on the Redeem a Towed Vehicle page.