Vehicles in Allentown may be impounded for the following reasons:
72-Hour Violations – Abandoned on Street
The City of Allentown has an ordinance which states that any vehicle parked on a public street or highway in the city for more than 72 hours may be considered to be an abandoned vehicle. These vehicles may be ticketed, immobilized (booted) for towing and impounded if they remain unmoved for at least 72 hours.
Unauthorized Vehicles on Private Property
Unauthorized vehicles on private property may be towed at the request of the property owner.
Too Close to Fire Hydrant
Vehicles may be towed if they are parked too close to or directly on a fire hydrant.
Scofflaw (Unpaid parking tickets with warrant)
If you have unpaid parking tickets that have resulted in a warrant, or if you are on a payment plan with the Magistrate for parking tickets and you miss a payment, your vehicle may be immobilized (booted) until all fines, costs, and penalties owed to the District Courts and The Allentown Parking Authority including a boot release fee have been paid in full. If payment is not made within 72 hours, the vehicle will be towed and impounded. Scofflaws with warrants in a No Parking Zone will result in immediate tow.
Scofflaw Without Warrants
A vehicle that has any number of outstanding, unappealed tickets, or the owner has not responded to an Official Notice letter, the vehicle will be immobilized (booted) until the tickets and a boot release fee have been paid. If payment is not made within 72 hours, the vehicle will be towed and impounded.
District Court Phone Numbers
1201 Sumner Avenue
1101 Hamilton Street, Suite 150
1428 W Hamilton Street
1501 Lehigh Street
1007 Union Boulevard
501 Hamilton Street
3000 South Pike Avenue