• If your vehicle has been booted:

    Please visit www.nycbootpay.com to pay online or call Republic Immobilization Services at (646) 517-1000 to pay over the phone. Republic Immobilization Services is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What to do if your vehicle has been booted 

How to remove the boot 

  1. If your vehicle is booted, please make a payment for all outstanding judgment debt and associated fees using one of the following options:
    • Online: Visit nycbootpay.com
    • Phone: Call (646) 517-1000
    • In person: To pay in person with cash, a money order, or a cashier’s check, visit a Department of Finance business center.
  2. If you pay online or by phone, you will receive a release code immediately after paying your judgment debt in full. If you pay in person, you will have to wait for an assisted release.
  3. Unlock the boot by entering the code into the keypad on the boot.
  4. Return the boot to a return location within 24 hours to avoid a late fee of $25 per day.
Name Address Drop-off Times
Vanguard 750 6th avenue
New York, NY 10010
24 Hours/356 Days
99 Charles Street 99 Charles Street
New York, NY 10014
24 Hours/356 Days
222 West 14th Street 222 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
6AM - 10PM
Mason Lot 724 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
24 Hours/356 Days
1754 Broadway 211 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
24 Hours/356 Days
Water Street 55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
24 Hours/356 Days
Bellevue Garage 462 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10016
24 Hours/356 Days
125th Street 215 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
24 Hours/356 Days
Kern Garage 40 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
24 Hours/356 Days
The Empire 188 East 78th Street
New York, NY 11040
24 Hours/356 Days
Javits lot 462 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
24 Hours/356 Days
85th East End 611 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10021
24 Hours/356 Days
79th Street Garage 422 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
24 Hours/356 Days
Carter Hospital 122 North Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
24 Hours/356 Days
1199 Park Avenue 1199 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128
24 Hours/356 Days
200 West 79th Street 200 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
24 Hours/356 Days
2326 1st Avenue 2326 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10034
24 Hours/356 Days
1360 Bruckner 1360 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
24 Hours/356 Days
1930 Bartow 1930 Bartow Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
24 Hours/356 Days
3804 Boston 3804 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10475
24 Hours/356 Days
481 East 163rd 481 East 163rd Street
Bronx, NY 10451
24 Hours/356 Days
4201 Webster 4201 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470
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
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 1865 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10472
24 Hours/356 Days
Bedford Avenue 101 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
24 Hours/356 Days
105 Underhill 105 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
24 Hours/356 Days
1049 Grand Street 1049 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
24 Hours/356 Days
KenBen 1908 Shore Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
24 Hours/356 Days
1149 Utica 1149 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
24 Hours/356 Days
184 Kent 184 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
6:00AM - 11:59PM
500 4th Avenue 500 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
24 Hours/356 Days
349 4th Avenue 343 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 286 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
24 Hours/356 Days
Parsons 90-15 Parsons Boulevard
Queens, NY 11432
Mid - Block 89-35 126th Street
Queens, NY 11432
24 Hours/356 Days
Archer 92-30 165 Street
Queens, NY 11432
24 Hours/356 Days
Lot 2 90-01 168th Street
Queens, NY 11432
24 Hours/356 Days
Lot 3 90-02 168th Street
Queens, NY 11432
24 Hours/356 Days
134 Atlantic 134-30 Atlantic Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
24 Hours/356 Days
148 Rockaway 148-12 Rockaway Boulevard
Queens, NY 11436
24 Hours/356 Days
178 Union 178-02 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11366
24 Hours/356 Days
6615 Borden 66-15 Borden Avenue
Queens, NY 11378
24 Hours/356 Days
4008 30th 40-08 30th Avenue
Queens, NY 11103
24 Hours/356 Days
9951 Horace Harding 99-51 Horace Harding Expressway
Queens, NY 11368
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 99-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Queens, NY 11368
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 160-39 Rockaway Boulevard
Queens, NY 11434
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay - O - Matic 102-26 Atlantic Avenue
Queens, NY 11416
24 Hours/356 Days
29-10 Broadway 29-10 Broadway, Astoria
Queens, NY 11106
7AM - 10PM
31-05 Queens Boulevard 31-05 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101
Open 24 hours a day / 7 days per week.
Staten Island
Breen Bros 566 Industrial Loop
Staten Island, NY 10309
24 Hours/356 Days
6778 Hylan 6778 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10309
24 Hours/356 Days
Pay-O-Matic 2510B Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
8 AM – 7 PM

What to do if your vehicle has been towed 

Your vehicle may be towed by a city marshal or the Sheriff’s Office after it has been booted for having $350 or more in parking ticket or camera violations that are in judgment. Your vehicle can be towed by the NYPD at any time if you are parked illegally or do not have valid registration or insurance.  

The procedure to retrieve your towed vehicle depends on whether it was towed by the NYPD for being parked illegally or by a city marshal or the Sheriff’s Office for unpaid judgments. 

Find your towed vehicle

You can call 311 or use the links below to find your towed vehicle:

Find a towed vehicle (NYPD towed only) Retrieve a towed vehicle


Boot Fee: $142
Sheriff/Marshal Execution fee: $80
Poundage fee: 5% of all fines, including penalties and interest
Tow Fee (If applicable): $140 for standard vehicles (larger vehicles have additional fees)
Tow Dispatch fee (If applicable): $70 for standard vehicles (larger vehicles have additional fees)
Judgment Amount* Varies, depending on how much you owe 
Storage fees Varies, depending on how long your vehicle is impounded

Requesting a hearing

After a vehicle is booted or towed, you can request a hearing if the judgment is less than one year old. Visit any Department of Finance business center to request a hearing. 

Frequently asked questions  

Your vehicle can be booted if you owe the City of New York $350 or more in parking or camera violation tickets that are in judgment. Your vehicle may be towed if you do not pay the parking, speed zone, red light camera, or bus lane violation judgment debt and related fees within 48 hours of booting.  

Your vehicle may be towed immediately if you owe $2,500 or more, the vehicle registration is not valid, or your vehicle is causing a public safety issue. 

The boots used by the Sheriff’s Office and city marshals are painted green to make them 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.  

The New York Police Department boots may be yellow or blue and do not have a keypad. All vehicles booted by the NYPD are subject to immediate tow. 

Visit www.nycbootpay.com to make an online payment of all outstanding judgment debt, plus additional fees, using a debit or credit card. You will receive a code to release the boot. 

If you cannot pay online, call the phone number on the boot notice (646-517-1000) to make your payment and receive the release code. 

Unlock the boot by entering the release code into the keypad on the boot and return the boot as directed within 24 hours, or you will have to pay a $25 daily late fee, up to a $500 maximum. If you are unable to return the boot on time, please contact customer service at the phone number on the boot notice as soon as possible. 

To pay in person with cash, a money order, or a cashier’s check, visit a Department of Finance business center. 

If the vehicle was booted by the NYPD, follow the instructions on the notice of violation placed on your vehicle’s windshield. 

You can request a property release for personal property, like luggage or a baby car seat. However, tires, radios, batteries, and other parts of the vehicle may not be removed. Non-owners must bring a notarized letter signed by the vehicle owner allowing them to remove personal property. If a vehicle belongs to a firm or business, proof of employment must also be presented. 

Tow refunds are not sent automatically. You must request a tow refund by completing a Parking/Camera Violations Refund Form. If you have proof that your vehicle should not have been towed, such as a copy of the not-guilty decision, please submit your request form along with copies of your proof by mail. Do not submit originals.  

Please note that if your vehicle was towed due to unpaid judgment debt, all of your judgment summonses must be dismissed in order for you to receive a refund. If your vehicle was towed due to a violation, such as parking in a no-parking zone or blocking a fire hydrant, you can receive a refund if the violation is dismissed. 

You must pay all judgment violations and fees, including penalties and interest, to retrieve a towed vehicle. Towed vehicles are scheduled for sale at auction if they are not retrieved within 10 business days from the towing date. Owners may either pay or dispute the violation through the Department of Finance if they believe the towing was not warranted.

If your vehicle is towed by the NYPD, you must pay the related towing fees to retrieve your vehicle. You can retrieve the vehicle without paying the parking or camera violation, unless you owe judgment debt of $101 or more, in which case the judgment debt must be satisfied before you can retrieve the vehicle.

If the vehicle is not retrieved on the same day that it was towed by the NYPD, an additional overnight storage charge of $20 will be assessed each night the vehicle is held. If there is an outstanding judgment amount of $101 or more on a vehicle towed by the NYPD, the vehicle will not be released until the judgment debt is resolved by either dismissal at a hearing or full payment of the judgment. Once the judgment debt has been satisfied, the owner is given a clearance notice for the NYPD to release the vehicle. The tow fee still applies. 

You can request to stop a tow in progress if the vehicle is being towed for unpaid violations and you are the owner of the vehicle or a person entitled to possess it. You will need to sign a binding agreement to pay the penalty and any associated fees.  

You will need to have your driver’s license and the vehicle’s registration, title, insurance identification, and keys. If the vehicle is a rental, you must produce a rental agreement and car keys. If it is a company car, you must present your company identification.