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Boot Policy

The University has approved a policy that will enable the Office of Parking and Traffic Management to immobilize or "boot" vehicles of individuals who have failed to comply in paying outstanding campus parking citations.

Boot Policies:

• When an employee, student or visitor's vehicle (identified by license plate) has received a minimum of three (3) Duquesne University citations, the parking office will label the vehicle as a "Scofflaw".
• For the next parking violation, the Department of Public Safety will issue that vehicle a State Citation and send a copy to the parking office, which will then prepare and mail a certified letter to the vehicle's owner. After 30 days, if there is no response, the parking office will add the license plate to a list of cars to be booted.
• Assigned parking attendants will boot vehicles with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and will place a windshield notice sticker on the driver's side window informing the owner that the car has been immobilized and whom to contact.
• Once the account has been paid in full, the boot will be removed.
• Boot removal will be done during regular business hours only, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• A booted vehicle will be cited and towed 72 hours after being immobilized if the owner does not respond.
• The administrative fee for boot removal is $75.

All vehicles must display a valid Duquesne University permit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.