What to Do if You’re Booted—And How to Avoid It in the Future
Most boots are meant for walking, but if you’ve been the recipient of one of our yellow boots, that means you have at least three or more unpaid parking or red light camera tickets.
In the long run the best way to avoid getting the boot is to not ignore your tickets.
Here’s the scoop: After you receive a parking ticket, you have the option to either pay or dispute it. But if you wait too long to pay or dispute your tickets, you could receive up to $65 in late fees to boot (no pun intended).
For the complete run-down on what happens to a ticket that’s just flat-out ignored, go here.
Now let’s get back to the boot. Let’s say you do have three or more unpaid parking or red light camera tickets and you come back to your car only to see a big ol’ yellow boot latched to it. Here’s what you need to do:
Pay the Outstanding Tickets and Boot Fee
Before a boot can be taken off your vehicle, all outstanding tickets and a $150 boot fee must be paid. To make payment on all outstanding tickets, please visit the Parking Violations Branch at 913 Filbert Street. If you are unable to make payment in full, you may inquire about enrolling in a payment plan.
Note: If you only have outstanding tickets on one vehicle, payment can be made over the phone at 1-888-591-3636.
Once payment is received, our booting crew will be notified to remove the boot from your car.