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Outstanding parking tickets could lead to a boot on your vehicle

Posted at 7:19 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 20:19:00-04

If you have any outstanding parking tickets in the City of Corpus Christi, you may want to take care of those right away.

The Corpus Christi Parking Enforcement will soon begin mailing notices to offenders warning them on how their vehicle(s) could be booted or towed away.

Parking Contol Officers say if you have more than three outstanding parking tickets you have until May 6th, 2019 to take care of them.

If not then you could find a boot on your vehicle.

“And that’s what we’re trying to get somebody to realize, that they need to do something about these parking tickets,” says Corpus Christi Parking Control Supervisor Louis Rocha.

Parking Control officers say they have noticed a huge influx of people who have multiple parking citations, and these same offenders are not doing anything about them.

The effort will be extensive, with the Corpus Christi Police Department keeping a close eye out for violators too.

If officers find offenders, that person will have until 4 pm that very day to take care of the ticket. If not then their vehicle will be impounded.

CCPD officer Patrick McMenamy says, “we don’t want to be out there writing tickets.”

McMenamy adds, “we want people to obey the law, think safety and just pay attention to your surroundings, where your parking, and what your doing and then you won’t find yourself in that situation where you receive a citation.”

Of course, that all comes with fees that ticket holders will be responsible for.

Officers also say this boot and tow approach will continue to be enforced from here on out.

If you receive a boot on your tire, officers share once you take care of your citations, you will still need to wait for an officer to arrive and unlock the boot. Officers say it’s best not to remove the boot yourself because you can damage your vehicle or cause an injury.