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Vehicle Immobilization (Boot Program)

The Vehicle Immobilization (Booting) Program was implemented on March 1, 1994. The goal of the Vehicle Immobilization (Booting) program is to encourage compliance with parking ordinances and to capture delinquent parking citation fines. This process involves the attachment of a clamping device on the wheels of a vehicle to immobilize it until all delinquent citations have been paid by the owner.

How It Works

Vehicles with five (5) or more unpaid parking citations are subject to booting. If the boot is left on the vehicle for over 72 hours and the vehicle owner has not make arrangements to clear the unpaid parking citations, the vehicle will be towed.

Immobilization Device (Boot) Removal


Drivers of booted vehicles must call (916) 808-7201 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays) to speak to a representative. Payment of a boot removal fee is required in addition to payment of unpaid citations.

Payment Plan


  • Participation is subject to eligibility. Requests must be made in-person, with a valid ID, at the Revenue Division.
  • Down payment is required. Down payment amount is based on eligibility criteria
  • Requires an additional payment of both the Boot Removal Fee and Payment Plan Fee
  • Monthly payments must be received between the 1st -15th of each month. Failure to pay the monthly amount due may subject vehicle to be immobilized and additional fees.