Prohibited Parking is not allowed at any time for any reason.
Right of way
Restricted Parking is not allowed during certain conditions or time periods.
3 hour parking zones
2 a.m. to 6 a.m. restricted parking areas
Any vehicle not displaying current registration tags, parked over 72 hours on the street, flat tires, etc., is considered abandoned and/or inoperable. These vehicles are subject to ticketing and/or towing.
Impounding Vehicles for Unpaid Parking Tickets
Urbana's collection processes for unpaid parking violations include the suspension of the registered owner's driver's license, a complaint filed in circuit court, your account being forwarded to the State of Illinois Comptroller's Local Debt Recovery Program, towing and impoundment of the vehicle and vehicle immobilization (see below). A vehicle with ten or more unpaid parking fines sixty days or older is subject to impoundment.
If your vehicle is impounded, contact:
Elizabeth Beaty Finance Department Administrative Services Manager 400 S. Vine, Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 384-2356 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm) firstname.lastname@example.org
After hours, call the Police Department non-emergency number, 384-2320.
The registered owner is the only person allowed to pick up a towed vehicle. When you pick up your vehicle, you will need to bring with you photo identification and proof of ownership. This includes title, registration, bill of sale, etc. If the owner is unavailable, the person who is attempting to retrieve the vehicle must bring written permission from the registered owner expressly giving permission for the vehicle's release. We will give you a release and tell you the towing agency name and address where you can retrieve your vehicle. Take the release form to them so that they know it can be released. Also, you may need to pay a parking ticket prior to releasing your vehicle.
Vehicle Immobilization "Booting"
Any vehicle with five (5) or more unpaid parking violations thirty (30) days or older will be subject to vehicle immobilization, also referred to as "booting."
For questions or inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at (217) 384-2346.