It goes without saying you don’t want to let your unpaid parking tickets pile up. However if you already have, the city of Seattle is going to give you a little bit of incentive to get them squared away.
Starting July 5th, any vehicle that has four or more unpaid parking tickets will be “immobilized,” which is a fancy way of saying you’re going to get The Boot.
Once booted, to get the vehicle released you will have 48 hours to pay all parking tickets, default penalties, interest, collections agency fees, and a boot fee. If you do not pay within 48 hours of being booted, the vehicle will be towed and impounded. To release the vehicle from impound, you will need to pay all fees and fines, plus tow fees.
Finally, if your vehicle is not claimed from impound within 15 days, it will be sold at auction to help pay your debts.
So what if you’re not sure about any unpaid parking tickets? Check the Seattle Municipal Court – Public Information Web Site to see if your vehicle has unpaid tickets and then get them sorted out poste haste!
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