The City of Austin’s Transportation has finally stopped violating State Law subject to arrest by allowing city employees who do not hold a current Boot Operator’s License issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations. to boot vehicles because of unpaid parking tickets.
No municipal or county government, university, college or school district, property management company or private business is exempt from the State Law requirement of a person who install or removes a boots to possess a valid license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.
If your vehicle has been booted by anyone who refuses to display or does not have a valid TDLR Boot Operator License within the past two years, you are encouraged to file the TDLR complaint and take those individuals to Court to collect the civil penalty of $1000 plus three times what you paid to get the boot removed from your vehicle, for unlicensed activity.
College students are advised to take your booting cases to the Justice of Peace instead of following the college’s appeal process as they have zero jurisdiction in deciding if probable cause existed to boot your vehicle, when the person who booted your vehicle does not hold the TDLR issued license.