A vehicle may be “booted” and the owner responsible for immediately paying all accrued fines in the following circumstances:
- A vehicle has a parking permit and has been issued five (5) or more citations within the current academic year.
- A vehicle does not have a parking permit and has been issued three (3) or more citations within the current academic year.
Oregon Tech Campus Safety Patrol and Parking Services will have the ability to place a booting device on a vehicle in violation of the mentioned violations above. The responding officer will confirm all violation and fines with the Parking Services officer or the Cashier's Office before a boot is placed on a violating vehicle. When confirmed, the responding officer will boot the vehicle in violation and leave information on the vehicle's windshield advising of the booting and why it was placed. The violator will be given instructions on paying all fines at the Cashier's Office in Snell Hall before the boot is removed from the vehicle. The Cashier's Office will provide the violator with a receipt of full payment for parking fines that will be given to the responding officer. Upon confirming the receipt of full payment of fines from the violator, the officer will remove the boot from the violator's vehicle.
A vehicle may be towed off campus and impounded and the owner subjected to towing and storage fees in addition to penalties under the following circumstances:
- A vehicle is causing imminent danger to people or university property.
- A vehicle that has been left parked or standing in an area not normally used for vehicular traffic including parking on sidewalks lawn or landscaped areas.
- A vehicle is considered abandoned for at least seven (7) days.
- A vehicle is parked for more than 4 hours in the charging station actively charging their electric vehicle.
- Continued violations accrued after booting protocol has been concluded. Example: A vehicle has been booted and existing fines and penalties have been paid, but parking violations continue