“$5k+ in violations, yet vehicle never gets booted or towed”

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“Dear PoPville,

Over past few months my neighbors and I have noticed a “shady” vehicle that often parks in our street. The car’s registration and inspection expired over a year ago. This past weekend I decided to check the tags for outstanding violations and sure enough, I found that it has 38 outstanding violations totaling $5,307.

My question is, when does the DPW decide that a vehicle has enough tickets to boot and/or tow? We have called 311 to report the car whenever we see it, but parking enforcement only seems to ticket (they usually issue up to 3 tickets at the same time) but never request a boot/tow.

The scary part is knowing that if this person hasn’t renewed the registration in over a year, it is most likely they are driving around without insurance or without a driver’s license for that matter!”

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