February 16, 2012

Maragos to Scofflaws: Please Pay Your Tickets

 Boot and Tow Contractor Authorized to Seize Vehicles

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos reviewed and approved a contract to allow Paylock IPT to Boot and Tow scofflaws throughout the County. The program will begin immediately and individuals with outstanding judgments are urged to pay their fines.

"The audit we released earlier this year highlighted the large number of unpaid parking and traffic tickets in Nassau County,” Comptroller Maragos said. “We are happy that County Executive Mangano moved quickly to address this issue by implementing this Boot and Tow program which is very effective in encouraging people to pay their fines in a timely manner.”

"Nassau County will embark on an aggressive enforcement and collection effort,” said County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “I am urging residents with outstanding tickets to make payment before the County Boot and Tow Program.”

The Boot and Tow contractor will provide vehicle immobilization services, application of Boots, and Towing of vehicles. A vehicle is considered a scofflaw when three or more parking summonses or red light camera notices go unresolved.

The service provided to the county by Paylock IPT is at no cost to the County. All costs will be borne by the motorist whose car is booted and or towed.  These costs will be $150 when the vehicle is immobilized, an additional $125 if the vehicle is towed and a $20 per day storage fee. The vehicle can be recovered when all the violation and fees are paid.