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Don't Get the Boot!

Don't Get the Boot!

Implementation of Immobilization Policy

The Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority (LFCPA) is charged by the Council of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) with managing the on-street parking within the Lexington, Kentucky.  Well-managed parking is essential for the continued quality of life, customer satisfaction and economic development of downtown Lexington. 

On-street parking is essential for short-term parking for the customers who come downtown to shop, visit a business, government agency, or enjoy a restaurant.  Proper enforcement of parking regulations ensures availability of this parking.  Enforcement encompasses not only the issuance of citations for parking violations, but also the collection of these penalties to encourage maximum compliance with parking regulations, and consequent availability of parking. 

Unfortunately, even though they may be cited for violations, some individuals may still not obey the parking regulations.  Accordingly, it is essential to implement a policy of immobilization as the ultimate penalty to encourage compliance.

Policy for Immobilizing Vehicles

Vehicles which are subject to immobilization are subject to the following criteria:

  • Only a vehicle which has accumulated two (2) or more unpaid parking citations which are at least 10 days old during the past five years may be immobilized.
  • Immobilization shall consist of either a wheel lock, designated in this Policy as a “boot” or by impounding the vehicle, a Barnacle device affixed to the windshield, or by towing.
  • Any vehicle immobilized for which the immobilization device remains in place for 24 hours without full payment of outstanding fines or in the process of making payment shall be towed and held for payment by the designated towing contractor.
  • Any vehicle for which the outstanding fines and penalties exceed $750 shall be immobilized and may be towed immediately after 4:30 P.M. on the same day of immobilization and held for payment by the designated towing contractor.