Immobilization/Impoundment of Vehicles

Reasons for Immobilization and/or Impoundment

UCO Police Services and TPS can impound/immobilize parked vehicles for the following offenses:

  • Parking in reserved spaces or physical disability spaces;
  • Repeated violation of Parking Regulations on the vehicle or the individual associated with the vehicle;
  • Three (3) or more unpaid parking violations on the vehicle or the individual associated with the vehicle;
  • Parking in driveways, on grass, access road/service drives, traffic lanes;
  • Creating a traffic hazard, obstructing sidewalks, crosswalks, or other vehicles;
  • Vehicles displaying expired license plate/tag or no tag and no VIN are visible;
  • Parking in red zones, red curbs, or yellow curbs; and/or,
  • Parking in fire lanes or near fire hydrants.

Immobilization 

Owners of a vehicle that has been immobilized must come by the TPS office. Upon proof of identification and ownership the individual will be provided an explanation of why the vehicle was immobilized and what actions are needed to mobilize the vehicle and prevent impoundment.

If the vehicle is unable to be immobilized for any reason, it will be immediately impounded. Unresolved immobilized vehicles will be impounded at TPS discretion.

If the boot is seen being tampered with, the vehicle will be immediately impounded and the individual will be charged a $200 boot tampering fee as well as the replacement/repairs costs if applicable.

Impoundment

Owners of a vehicle that has been impounded must come by the TPS office. The owner will be provided an explanation of why the vehicle was impounded and what actions are needed to retrieve the vehicle.

The individual will be required to show UCO Police Services proof of ownership, payment of all outstanding parking fees, and approval to release the vehicle from TPS before the vehicle we be released from the towing company.