A vehicle with three or more outstanding tickets can be immobilized with the use of a "boot". If the debt and boot fees are not paid within 24 hours of booting, the vehicle is towed. In addition to the boot fee, tow and storage fees are incurred once a car has been impounded.
If your vehicle has been towed due to a boot, you must contact first Arlington County to inquire about the amount necessary to claim your vehicle. Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, contact the Arlington County Treasurer's Office at (703) 228-4000. After hours until 10:00 PM and weekends contact the Arlington County Police Department Front Counter at (703) 228-4252. With proof of payment, a valid driver's license and proof of vehicle ownership, the Police can complete the release from and give directions to the vehicle location.
Payment must be made at the Arlington County Treasurer's Office, located at:
Arlington County Office Building, Courthouse Plaza
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 215 (2nd floor cashier windows)
Arlington, VA 22201
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
After hours until 8:00 PM, payment may be made at the Front Counter of the Arlington County Police Department, located at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, Virginia 22201. (703) 228-4252.
Payments made at the Front Counter MUST BE MADE IN CASH, no change is available.