What To Do If Your Car is Booted For Parking Tickets In New York City

New York City has recently enacted a Policy of putting car tire boots on cars that have more than three hundred fifty dollars ($350) in New York City (NYC) parking violations/parking tickets.  You can also be booted if you owe New York City more than $350 in red light camera or bus lane violation tickets that are in judgment.
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A company called PayLock has been hired to implement this New York City policy of putting boots on cars that have parking violations.  The current fees are the same or higher than if your car is actually towed.  However, if you don’t pay the fees within two (2)  days, the car will be towed and additional storage and towing fees will apply.
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The system is as follows: A marshal will find a car and verify it has more than $350 in judgments.  Once verified, PayLock will be authorized to place a boot on the car.

What to Do if Your Car is Booted for Parking Violations in New York City:

1)      Call the Toll Free Number that is on the BIG Sticker on your window.  Current cars have 877-207-2134 as the number to call for Boot Removal and Fine Payment.  This number is active 24 hours a day.


2)      Pay your fine!  There will be an additional $180 “boot fee” which is paid to PayLock, a $70 Sheriff’s/marshal’s “execution fee” plus a 5% “poundage fee” in addition to the fines that you have.

3)      There are also credit card “convenience fees” which are charged if you use a credit card to pay your NYC Parking Ticket fines.

4)      If the motorist or person who has gotten the tickets does not pay the fees within two days, the car will be towed.

5)      If a booted car is towed, there will be an additional $185 towing fee (on top of the $180 booting fee).

6)      If you pay the fines and fees AFTER getting booted but BEFORE getting towed, you must also return the boot to a city payment center within 24 hours or face additional penalties of $25 per day – up to a maximum of $500.

7)      If you are towed and your car is sitting in a storage facility/storage yard/pound, there is an additional storage fee of $10 per day for the first three days, and $15 per day after the first three days.

8) Make Sure you take Note of the Boot Violation Number.  You may need it.

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOTING FROM NYC DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

CLICK HERE FOR NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PARKING VIOLATIONS PAGE

CLICK HERE TO LOCATE A TOWED VEHICLE IN NEW YORK CITY

CLICK HERE FOR How to Redeem (Retrieve) Your Towed Vehicle

To pay your NYC Parking Fines in CASH, Money Orders or Cashier’s Checks & Remove your Boot, you have to go to a NYC Department of Finance Business Center:

To Return a Boot, you must go do the following locations:

Brooklyn:

  • Williamsburg Service Center:  713 Kent Avenue
  • Kings County Parking: 581 Clarkson Avenue
  • Midwood Parking Garage: 1712 East 14th Street

Queens:

  • 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

Links:

Vehicle Booting Pilot Program

Related Links:

Paying a New York City Parking Ticket

You can pay New York City Parking Tickets online, in person and by mail.

Payment Plans for NYC Parking Tickets & Red Light Camera Violations

Did you know it is possible to pay for your New York City Parking Ticket Violations in installments?  Certain residents are eligible for a payment plan!

To Find out if your car was TOWED in NEW YORK CITY CLICK HERE

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