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When would my car be towed?

How do I dispute a tow?

If I am out of town, am I responsible if my car is towed for a regulation posted after I left?

Why are cars booted?

How can I get the boot removed from my vehicle?

 

When would my car be towed?

The programs that the City most frequently enforces through towing are:

*Street cleaning - April 1 through December 31
*Snow Emergencies - when delclared (617 349-4700)
*Temporary cardboard "NO Parking" signs for moving vans, street repairs, etc. Temporary signs are posted 24 to 48 hours in advance.

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How do I dispute a tow?

*Retrieve your vehicle
*Send a letter or submit form on line explaining why you feel the tow was in error
*Send copy of ticket and tow receipt

Your claim will be investigated and you will receive a written response.

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If I am out of town, am I responsible if my car is towed for a regulation posted after I left?

Yes.  If you are going to be away, it is best to park off street or leave your keys with a friend.

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Why are cars booted?

Your vehicle can be booted (immobilized) if you have 5 or more unpaid parking tickets.

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How can I get the boot removed from my vehicle?

You must pay all your outstanding parking tickets, the boot fee of $45 and any storage fees ($20 per day after the first day).

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