Village council members voted unanimously Monday night to increase the fee for having a Denver boot removed from a vehicle’s wheel. For at least a decade, according to the village, the fee has been $75. That figure now jumps to $100 as a result of the council’s vote.
That fee is in addition to the requirement that all past due tickets are paid.
According to Deputy Police Chief Tom Aftanas, motorists must have five unpaid tickets that are also in collection before their vehicle can be booted. There are approximately 2,000 vehicles currently eligible to be immobilized by the boot, according to the department, but many of those are registered out of town. The device can only be applied within municipal limits. So far, 25 vehicles have been booted this year.