Towed or Immobilized Vehicles

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If your vehicle is towed from a private lot

Immobilized vehicles
Vehicles illegally parked within the Town that have four or more outstanding parking citations are subject to having an immobilization device (commonly referred to as a “boot”) attached to their vehicle.

Removing the immobilization device
In order to have the device removed, please come to the parking office at 828 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (Chapel Hill Police Department) between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday to settle the account and pay the $55 booting fee along with all outstanding citations. Vehicles not claimed prior to 4:00 pm will be subject to towing.

Towed vehicles
It is rare for the Town of Chapel Hill to tow vehicles, but towing will be enforced when:

  • Vehicles are parked in hazardous locations
  • Vehicles are parked for more than 24 hours in a Town owned lot
  • Vehicles have been booted and have not been released before 4:00 pm.
  • Vehicles have been booted on two or more occasions and owners have failed to settle their account.

Retrieving your vehicle
Towed vehicles may be reclaimed from the vehicle impoundment area upon payment of the towing fee. In order to have your vehicle released, please go to the Chapel Hill Police Department, 828 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Payment of the towing fee does not remove responsibility for the citation that caused the tow or any outstanding, unpaid or overdue parking citations.

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