My Car Got Booted

Vehicles with four or more unpaid parking tickets in collections are tracked on a scofflaw list. These vehicles can be immobilized using a wheel-locking device or "boot" if they are parked legally or illegally on the streets of Seattle.

Seattle Police Department Parking Enforcement Officers patrol city streets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and use license plate recognition technology. When they find a vehicle on the scofflaw list, officers will immobilize the vehicle with a boot and place a notice on the windshield.

If your vehicle is booted, you have 48 hours, excluding weekends, to pay your outstanding tickets and the boot fee or setup a payment plan. After 48 hours, Seattle Police will tow and impound your vehicle. After 15 days in impound, your vehicle may be auctioned.

To Remove The Boot

Call 1 (877) 590-3757, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Payment Options

You have three payment options:

  1. Call 1 (877) 590-3757 and pay over the phone.
  2. Pay in person at the Court.
  3. Set up a time payment plan with a minimum of 10% down or $200, whichever is the greater amount.

If the registered owner's last name begins with the letters "A" thru "O", call 1-855-853-2590.

If the registered owner's last name begins with the letters "P" thru "Z", call 1-800-241-1305 ext 2

Or visit the collection agency window at the courthouse.

Boot Return

Once you have paid the tickets or setup a payment plan, the boot company will provide you a code to release the boot. Return the boot to one of the below locations within two calendar days of its release. After two days, the boot company will charge you a $25 per day fine. If you damage or lose the boot, the boot company will charge you $500 to replace it.

Dick's Towing
10140 W Marginal Pl S
Tukwila, WA 98168
Tel: (206) 364-2000
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Lincoln Towing #1
12220 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Tel: (206) 364-2000
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Lincoln Towing #2
3919 Pasadena Pl NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: (206) 364-2000
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Southeast Customer Service Center
3815 S Othello St, Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98118
Tel: (206) 386-1931

University Customer Service Center
4534 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: (206) 684-7542