The county’s Division of Parking Management, part of the Department of Transportation, will once again institute enforcement measures against those who ignore parking tickets, officials announced.

MCDOT will begin towing and booting cars on Monday, Nov. 1 of those drivers who have failed to pay three or more overdue parking tickets. The department will focus on vehicles that are continuously illegally parked, along with abandoned cars.

MCDOT had suspended some of its parking enforcement program in March 2020 to prevent hardship to customers impacted during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Violators may find their cars immobilized with a booting system that can be self released.

If booted, the car owner can call a 24/7 toll-free number to immediately resolve their debt and release the boot with an electronic code.

“Vehicles that are immobilized for 72 hours, have an outstanding debt of $1,500 or more, are in violation of rush-hour zone restrictions or are in an unsafe/abandoned  condition may be towed immediately and are subject to additional fines and fees,” according to a press release.

Drivers who have outstanding parking tickets can pay them online, or can call 240.453.0113. Locally, they can pay tickets at the parking store at 809 Ellsworth Ave., inside the Town Square Garage, from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except county holidays).