Immobilization/Impoundment of Vehicles

Reasons for Immobilization and/or Impoundment

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

  • Three (3) or more unpaid parking violations on the vehicle or the individual associated with the vehicle;
  • Repeated violation of Parking Regulations on the vehicle or the individual associated with the vehicle;
  • Parking in reserved spaces or physical disability spaces;
  • Parking in driveways, on grass, access road/service drives, traffic lanes;
  • Creating a traffic hazard, obstructing sidewalks, crosswalks, or other vehicles;
  • Vehicles displaying temporary paper 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 no action is taken by 4:00 p.m. the day the vehicle is immobilized, the vehicle will be impounded at the owner's expense.

Once the booting process has started, it is considered immobilized. 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 being tampered with in any way, 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

Once UCO Police Services has called the tow company, the vehicle is considered impounded. The owner(s) 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.