Immobilization/Impoundment of Vehicles

Vehicle Immobilization 

Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. TPS will place a vehicle boot on vehicles that meet impoundment status (5 or more unpaid citations). A vehicle will normally be immobilized at the left front tire, however another tire may be used if the left front is unsuitable. A sticker will be placed on the drivers side window, notifying the individual of the vehicle boot, and how to get the boot off. The driver will have until 4 p.m. to come up to the TPS office (NUC 309A) and settle their parking debt with the department. A boot removal fee of $35 will be assessed. 

NOTE: Some vehicles, such as oversize or odd rims will not be able to be booted, and will be towed before the 4 p.m. deadline

**NOTE: Any attempt to remove/tamper will the boot or to move the vehicle will result in a $200.00 fine and criminal charges may be filed against the offender. Any damages/defacement of the boot will result in the repalcement of the boot at its full current market value by the offender.** 

Impoundment

Should the vehicle be booted and not claimed by 4 p.m., the vehicle will be removed from campus.

If your vehicle is impounded, your first stop is the Transportation and Parking Services office in the Nigh University Center, room 309A. You will be provided an explanation of why your vehicle was impounded, and what actions you will need to take to retrieve your vehicle. 

UCO Police Services will require that the owner of the impounded vehicle show proof of ownership and pay all citations, penalties, towing fees, and storage charges for the vehicle before it is released from towing company.

UCO assesses impoundment expenses to the person obtaining the release of the vehicle. UCO Police Services may release the vehicle upon payment of all fines or a payment agreement plan with TPS. Owner must make payment in full to the towing company to obtain release of vehicle.

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

  • Parking in reserved spaces or physical disability spaces
  • Repeated violation of Parking Regulations
  • Five (5) or more unpaid parking violations
  • Parking in drives, 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 is visible
  • Parking in red zones or at red curbs, yellow curbs
  • Parked in fire lanes or near fire hydrants