Parking Services utilizes the process of immobilizing (booting) vehicles that are in violation of the parking rules and regulations. Although vehicles will still be towed under certain circumstances, the process of booting or immobilizing a vehicle is an enforcement technique that is an easier and a less expensive alternative when compared to the cost of towing.
While vehicles can be booted for many reasons, the following is a short list for some of the most common infractions that cause a vehicle to be booted:
Unpaid parking tickets (even if the car is currently parked legally, including at meters and in the Student Center Visitor’s lot),
Vehicle or customer accounts owing $100 or more, (Customer accounts may be comprised of more than one license plate number that in combination, amount to $100 or more).
Frequent Violator status (9 or more tickets acquired during the academic year, paid or unpaid), or
For displaying a lost, stolen, altered, or counterfeit parking permit.
Once a vehicle it booted, it is issued a ticket and a $50 booting fee. The boot fee must be paid before the boot is removed from the vehicle. Students and non-students must make contact with the Parking Services dispatcher to make arrangements for boot removal. If instructed by the dispatcher, students may pay online prior to the release of the boot.
Do not attempt to move a vehicle that has been booted. Moving the vehicle backwards or forwards may cause damage to the vehicle.
Any person(s) who tampers with or damages a boot will be held responsible for any and all damages to university property, and may be referred to Judicial Affairs. In addition, a $100 tampering fee will be added to the ticket (s) and booting fee.
If your vehicle has been booted, please take the time to read any warning notices that are applied to your vehicle and take the appropriate corrective action.
Vehicles not claimed by 6 p.m. may be towed and impounded at additional expense to the owner/operator.