Booting or impounding vehicles
The privilege of parking on campus is dependent on compliance with these regulations. Vehicles parked in violation of these regulations may be cited, booted, or impounded at the vehicle owners’ expense as provided below. A vehicle previously identified for violating criminal and or safety regulations or a vehicle with four or more unpaid citations may be immobilized regardless of whether the vehicle is parked legally or illegally on that date. Under Colorado law, a towing company has a lien on the vehicle for impounding charges separate from the University’s fees and fines. All vehicles which remain booted for more than 48 hours are subject to impound.
A. Vehicles parked illegally in ADA spaces or at red curbs and vehicles parked in a manner that obstructs a walkway, bike lane, driveway, service drive, fire lane, fire hydrant, or which in any other manner creates a safety hazard, and any vehicles parked in a marked tow away zone are subject to immediate impound.
B. Vehicles parked on campus which do not display sufficient means of owner identification (current valid license plates, missing or covered VIN or Serial numbers) may be booted/impounded and held pending identification of the owner or other disposition as provided for by law.
C. Vehicles found to be in an unsafe condition, inoperable, causing a public safety hazard, or are considered abandoned, may be impounded.
D. Vehicles receiving four or more unpaid citations will be given a warning sticker. The warning sticker carries a separate fee. If the owner fails to contact CSU Parking Services within 10 business days the vehicle may be disabled by use of a boot and assessed a boot fee. All fines owed and fees (warning stickers and boot fees) must be paid in full in order to secure the removal of the boot. Any attempt to remove the boot from the vehicle in violation by anyone other than CSU Parking Services or CSU Police Department is prohibited and subject to criminal charges.
E. Any vehicle displaying a permit reported as lost/stolen will be issued a Misuse of Permit Citation and immediately booted, or impounded. The vehicle will be released upon payment of boot fee, and/or impounding charges. Parking privileges may be suspended for remainder of academic year and/or criminal charges pursued.
F. Vehicles found with altered or counterfeited permits will be immediately booted, or impounded. Parking privileges may be suspended for the remainder of the academic year and/or criminal charges pursued.
G. If a vehicle is impounded, there is a separate fee owed to Parking Services in addition to any charges from the towing company.
H. Vehicles booted/impounded for all other reasons will be released upon payment of the appropriate penalty set forth in these regulations plus impounding charges.
I. All vehicles which remain booted for more than 48 hours are subject to immediate impound.