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Boot Fee Reductions

Boot Removal Fee

Individuals at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for discounted boot removal and tow administrative fees. 

Fee Type Amount
Standard Fee    $505
Low-Income Fee  $100

The low income boot removal fee must be paid in person at the SFMTA Customer Service Center, 11 South Van Ness Avenue (near Market Street).

Income Requirements

The Low Income Tow and Boot Rewmoval fees are available to the registered owner, renter, or lessee if their annual income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Income limits by household size are listed below. 

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6*
Annual Income $24,980 $33,820 $42,660 $51,500 $60,340 $69,180

*Add $8,640 for each additional household member over six

How do I get the discount?

If you are in possession of a current Lifeline, Medi-Cal, EBT card, WIC benefits app on your phone, or a benefits letter from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) then please provide that card to the clerk at the SFMTA Customer Service Center or AutoReturn.

If you do not have one of the cards listed above, please follow the directions listed on the Income Verification Form.

Visit the Low-Income Tow Fee page for information on available tow fee waivers.