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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Towed or Immobilized?

Immobilized Vehicles
Vehicles illegally parked within Downtown that have three or more outstanding parking citations 90 days past due are subject to having an immobilization device (commonly referred to as a 'boot') attached to their vehicle.

Removing the Immobilization Device
Come to the Park Wilmington Office at 11 N. Second Street between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to settle outstanding parking citations and pay the $50 booting fee. Vehicles not claimed within 24-hours of the boot are subject to towing.
The City is not responsible for any damage to a booted illegally parked vehicle resulting from unauthorized attempts to free or move that vehicle.

Retrieving Your Vehicle
Immobilized vehicles that have been towed may be reclaimed from the vehicle impoundment lot once all requirements have been met.
In order to have your vehicle released, please go to Kirby's Towing, 1513 Castle Street.


Towed Vehicles
The City will enforce towing when:

  • Vehicles park illegally to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic.
  • Vehicles that have been booted and have not been released within 24-hours after boot.

Notice:  Due to Federal Regulation, vehicles that park next to the Federal Courthouse downtown between the hours of 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday will be towed. Signs are posted.


Towing Fees

  • $100- Parking Violations
  • $25 daily- Daily Storage
  • $35- Vehicle/personal property retrieval outside of business hours
  • $35 Dolly charge ( if used)

Click here to view the towing ordinance.


If you were towed from a private lot, please click here for important information.

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