Hartford “Beat the Boot” Ticket Amnesty Program Ending

The city is offering a 20 percent discount, but the plan ends today.

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    A "Denver Boot" wheel lock is seen attached to a car in a parking lot August 1, 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Scofflaws with three unpaid parking tickets would be eligible for the boot under an ordinance passed July 31 by the Chicago City Council. Also, Chicago's 500 "most wanted" parking ticket scofflaws - those owing from $7,000 to $42,000 - will be hit with lawsuits while amnesty is extended to those who owe $5,000 or less, under a compromise disclosed today. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley originally proposed permitting people with nine or fewer tickets issued before January 1, 2000, to pay them off at face value, without penalties, but under pressure from aldermen, he backed the measure that permits scofflaws with up to $5,000 worth of pre-2000 tickets to pay at face value.

    If you have outstanding parking tickets in Hartford, you'll want to take advantage of the beat the boot program, which ends today. 

    The city has been offering a 20-percent discount for outstanding citations that were issued before December 31, 2013, except for those that are under adjudication, but today is the last day for it.    

    Beginning on July 21, the Hartford Parking Authority will start booting vehicles of people with five or more unpaid parking citations. If you don't take care of it in 24 hours, your car might be towed.

    You can make payments online at www.hartfordparking.com.

    If you prefer to pay in person, go to the Office of Parking Management, 160 Market Street in Hartford, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also take care of fines by calling 866-425-3269.       

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