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Reminder: Pay Those Parking Tickets, Avoid The Boot

By Sean Keeley · June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Seattle really doesn’t want to boot your car. They’re really hoping they don’t have to. So they’re reminding you one more time, please pay your outstanding parking tickets, sir or madam.

Originally we reported that “The Booting” would begin on July 5th. However it looks like that deadline has been moved up to July 1st. And once the boot goes on, it’s going to take a lot to get it taken off.

A scofflaw is someone with a vehicle that has four or more overdue unpaid parking tickets. Starting July 1, scofflaw vehicles parked in public right-of-way will get their wheel locked with a boot. If a vehicle receives a boot, full payment of all past due tickets and the boot fee must be paid within 48 hours or the vehicle will be towed. Full payment includes the initial parking fines, default penalties, collection fees and interest. If towed, full payment plus the boot and tow fees must be made before the car is released from impound.

To see if you have unpaid parking tickets and to pay them, go to www.seattle.gov/scofflaw or call (206) 684-5600. Payment can also be made in person at The Seattle Municipal Court at 600 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.




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