Boot Policy

The University has approved a policy that will enable the Parking & DU Card Services Office to immobilize or "boot" vehicles of individuals who have failed to comply in paying outstanding campus parking citations.

Boot Policies:

• When an employee, student or visitor's vehicle (identified by license plate) has received a minimum of three (3) Duquesne University citations, the parking office will label the vehicle as a "Scofflaw".
• For the next parking violation, the Department of Public Safety will issue that vehicle a State Citation and send a copy to the parking office, which will then prepare and mail a certified letter to the vehicle's owner. After 30 days, if there is no response, the parking office will add the license plate to a list of cars to be booted.
• Assigned parking attendants will boot vehicles with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and will place a windshield notice sticker on the driver's side window informing the owner that the car has been immobilized and whom to contact.
• Once the account has been paid in full, the boot will be removed.
• Boot removal will be done during regular business hours only, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• A booted vehicle will be cited and towed 72 hours after being immobilized if the owner does not respond.
• The administrative fee for boot removal is $75.

All vehicles must display a valid Duquesne University permit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.