Delaware’s capital city steps up parking enforcement with “the boot”

Dover Police are giving parking scofflaws one more opportunity to pay up by the end of the year – then, “the boot” comes out. 

Dover has purchased three parking boots, officially known as vehicle immobilization devices, which would be attached to vehicles whose owners have received five or more violations and those fines are more than 30 days past due.  Also, if fines have accumulated to $200 or more, the boot may be deployed and the vehicle would be towed after five days.  The cost of removing the boot is $50.  A vehicle owner caught tampering with the boot could be fined $500.  If a driver wants to avoid the hassle, unpaid violations can be taken care of at the police department.  Dover Police say there are an estimated 200 people who owe more than $200 in outstanding violations.  Anyone with questions may call the Records Unit at 1-302-736-7104, Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


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