Booting and Collection


By Jovan Douglas, CAPP, MBA

Parking management faces challenges in enforcing regulations and collecting fines effectively. Vehicle booting emerges as a valuable solution, deterring parking violations by imposing real consequences for non-compliance. When drivers know that their vehicles may be immobilized if they don’t adhere to parking regulations and pay their fines, compliance rates rise significantly.

Booting leads to more prompt payment of outstanding fines, increasing revenue for parking management and ensuring that individuals are held accountable for their violations. This approach promotes fairness and equity by making sure that those who break the rules bear the financial consequences, rather than the general taxpayer population.

Additionally, the visible and tangible consequences of booting serve as an effective means of enforcement, improving the overall acceptability of parking regulations among drivers. By efficiently allocating resources and minimizing the need for constant human surveillance, booting enables parking enforcement officers to focus on more complex issues while maintaining order in areas with high parking demand.

In summary, vehicle booting enhances compliance, collections, fairness, and the overall acceptability of parking regulations, making it a valuable asset in effective parking management.

Jovan Douglas, CAPP, MBA, is the Director of Parking and Code Compliance for the City of Hollywood, FL. He can be reached at