Booting and Towing Parking Enforcement, Montgomery County, MD

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Booting and Towing Parking Enforcement, Montgomery County, MD

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will reinstate the booting and towing parking enforcement program starting on Monday, Nov.1. MCDOT had suspended certain aspects of its parking enforcement program in March of 2020 to prevent hardship to customers impacted during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The decision to reinstate parking enforcement was made following the lifting of the Maryland State of Emergency. County businesses are welcoming patrons back and have voiced concerns about vehicles blocking entrances and disrupting traffic flow in downtown areas. Enforcement will focus on vehicles that are continuously illegally parked and abandoned cars. 

Motorists who have ignored three or more overdue parking tickets may have their vehicle immobilized with a self-release boot system boot. In addition to issuing tickets, the department mails several letters notifying unpaid ticket holders of their delinquency.

Once immobilized, the car owner may call a 24/7 toll-free number to immediately resolve their debt and release the boot with an electronic code. Vehicles that are immobilized for 72 hours, have an outstanding debt of $1,500 or more, are in violation of rush-hour zone restrictions or are in an unsafe/abandoned condition may be towed immediately and are subject to additional fines and fees. 

Drivers with outstanding parking tickets are encouraged to pay them online here or by calling 240-453-0113. Drivers also can pay fines with cash at the parking stores, which are located at 809 Ellsworth Ave. in Silver Spring (inside the Town Square Garage) or 4720 Cheltenham Drive in Bethesda (inside the Cheltenham Garage). Both stores are open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on County holidays.

For more information on MCDOT’s programs @MCDOTNow visit, montgomerycountymd.gov/dot

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This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - another indication that things have a way of returning to "normal".   And if ever in doubt, one can "follow the money".  

Oct 15, 2021 06:42 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Oct 15, 2021 07:04 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

We have some very vigilant officers in charge of parking.  I gather you do also.  A

Oct 15, 2021 08:18 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I suspect as the pandemic subsides we will see more enforcement in many communities.  I know in my own town, parking enforcement has been a little more lax these past pandemic months.

Oct 16, 2021 10:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Oct 18, 2021 09:02 AM