City of Syracuse to Resume Boot Program for Parking Scofflaws

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Parking Violations Bureau will resume its boot program, Monday, Nov. 9, immobilizing flagged vehicles with three or more outstanding parking tickets over 90 days old.

The program has been suspended during the City’s Parking Amnesty Program period which began Sept. 8. Booting stayed discontinued while the City Payment Center followed up with thousands of phone and email inquiries regarding amnesty. The amnesty program resulted in the payment of more than 34,290 tickets, yielding over $960,000 in revenue for the City.

All vehicles with license plates identified as being on the City’s parking scofflaw list are eligible to be booted. The registered owners of vehicles that are disabled will only be able to remove the “SmartBoot” device once the amount owed is paid in full. Paylock IPT, the City’s boot program vendor, offers 24-hour Help Center services at 877-850-0473, making it easy for customers to pay and remove the boot equipment after payments.

Prior to booting, payments by debit or credit card can be made by going online to www.invoicecould.com/syracuseny or by calling 800-394-3478. To find the ticket number associated with cited parking violations, the public can search the Amnesty 2020 parking ticket database. The City’s Drop Box on the Market Street side of City Hall is also available to accept cash, checks and money orders. Receipts are provided on request by including a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

City Payment Center questions related to booting can be made by calling 315-448-8310 or by emailing citypayments@syrgov.net.