Boot & Tow Program

If two or more Parking and/or Photo Enforcement Notices of Liability are ignored by a vehicle owner, the owner’s vehicle may be booted.  Once a vehicle is booted and/or towed there are no offers or reductions.  A booted vehicle will not be released until the fines and fees assessed at the time of booting are paid in full either by paying the boot fee via the website on the boot notice, calling the number on the boot notice to pay electronically or by paying in cash at the Agency.  After a boot has been on a vehicle for 48 hours, the car may be towed. 

Below is a picture of the notice that is placed on the booted vehicle

Boot Info

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Additional information on booted and/or towed vehicles

A scofflaw is a registered owner who has two or more Parking and/or Photo Enforcement Notices of Liability that are in arrears. Scofflaw vehicles are booted when encountered using license plate reader technology. Booting of a vehicle allows the owner an opportunity to clear up the matter prior to the vehicle being towed at an additional expense. A $341 booting fee must be paid to release a boot in addition to the outstanding amounts owed on the tickets for which the vehicle was booted. If these fines had also caused the vehicle from being re-registered, this matter will be resolved upon payment. Only purchase and/or registration transactions acceptable to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles are recognized.

A Motion to Vacate the Scofflaw must be filed within 30 days from the release of the boot if it is believed the vehicle was booted and/or towed in error.  If granted, TPVA will determine whether a refund is due.