Don’t Get the Boot is Coming!

Late Penalty Waiver Program

The City of Atlanta and ATLPlus will sponsor the Don’t Get the Boot program to promote parking education and assist in the resolution of unpaid parking citations. This program will waive late penalties added to citations issued before March 24, 2017. The Don’t Get the Boot program will only last 15 calendar days (June 1, 2018 to June 15, 2018) and will be limited to citations issued before the ATLPlus program began. Citation rates will be reduced to the original fine amount. At the end of the late penalty waiver program, all outstanding citation amounts will go back to their previous amount and include the previously added late fees. To pay for outstanding citations and for additional details visit www.ATLPlusmobility.com.

The Don’t Get the Boot Program is a one-time opportunity and is being done before ATLPlus launches Automatic License Plate Reader Technology. Automatic License Plate Reader technology is an advanced vehicle-mounted camera that automatically checks license plates for payment of parking meters, time-restrictions, outstanding citations, and permit zones. ALPR will be used to improve the accuracy of parking enforcement throughout the city of Atlanta; implementing a triple check system prior to the issuance of a parking citation. In addition, ALPR will be used to check for scofflaw violators that have three (3) or more outstanding parking citations or over $100.00 in fines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for an outstanding parking citation?

  • Outstanding citations can be paid online at www.ATLPlusmobility.com by selecting the “Pay A Citation” button or at the ATLPlus window at the Municipal Court of Atlanta located at 150 Garnett Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

What does Scofflaw means?

  • Scofflaw is defined as a willful law violator or a person who disobeys the law, especially by failing to comply with a law that is difficult to enforce effectively. Scofflaw in the City of Atlanta is classified as a person having three (3) or more outstanding citations or parking citations valued in excess of $100.00.

What is Automatic License Plate Recognition technology?

  • Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology is an advanced vehicle-mounted camera that automatically checks license plates for payment of parking meters, time-restrictions, outstanding citations, and permit zones. ALPR will also be tied into Atlanta Police Department “hot list” for stolen vehicles and Amber alerts.

What qualifies a person to be boot eligible?

  • If parked in an on-street parking space, a motorist must have three (3) or more unpaid citations or parking citations valued in excess of $100 to be eligible for a vehicle boot. This standard is not related to off-street parking lots or parking garages.

What qualifies a vehicle to be towed?

  • If a vehicle has been booted and all associated tickets, fees, and fines have not been paid in full to the City of Atlanta within 24 hours, the vehicle will be towed.

Does paying my citations mean I can’t get a boot in parking lots or garages?

  • Paying outstanding parking citations will prevent you from getting a boot in an on-street parking space. If a vehicle is in a parking lot or garage, it may still be booted by a private company. To avoid receiving a boot in a parking lot or garage be sure to carefully read all signage related to parking regulations.

Does this mean my outstanding citations are invalid?

  • Outstanding citations issued by an Atlanta Police Officer or the City of Atlanta’s previous parking vendor are still determined to be valid citations. The Don’t Get the Boot program offers citizens the opportunity to pay for a citation at the original fee rate only between June 1st and June 15, 2018, but it does not allow for previous citations to be contested.

How can I check to see if I have outstanding parking citations?

  • To check your license plate for outstanding citations follow the steps provided below.
    1. Go to the ATLPlusmobility.com website
    2. Select the “Pay a Citation” button on the top right corner of the home page
    3. Enter your License Plate number and the State of your license plate
    4. If you owe outstanding citations, all citations associated with your license plate will appear and payment can be made at that time. All outstanding citations must be paid in full to qualify for the late penalty waiver.
    5. If you DO NOT owe outstanding citations you should an alert that states “We’re sorry, no parking tickets were found in the system for the ticket or license plate number that you entered. Please verify that the information entered is correct” An example of this is provided below:
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