Booted Vehicles

If your vehicle has three or more outstanding tickets, it may be immobilized with a wheel “boot.” If you don’t pay your outstanding tickets — along with the boot fee — within 24 hours of your vehicle’s booting, your vehicle will be towed, and you’ll incur additional tow and storage fees.

Retrieving Your Vehicle

1. Call the Treasurer’s Office at 703-228-4000 (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to obtain the amount needed to retrieve your vehicle.

During Normal Business Hours (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Make your payment at the Treasurer’s Office

Treasurer’s Office
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 215 (2nd floor cashier windows)
Arlington, VA 22201

After Hours - Make your payment at the Arlington County Police Department

Note: Payments made at the Police Department Customer Service Counter must be made in the exact amount in cash (no change is available).

2. Show your proof of payment and vehicle ownership — along with a valid driver’s license — to the Police, who will complete your vehicle’s release form and remove the boot. If your car was towed, they will give directions to your vehicle’s location.

Police Department Customer Service Counter (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Note: Payments made at the Police Department Customer Service Counter must be made in the exact amount in cash (no change is available).