Vehicle Immobilization Procedure/Policy


A. Any vehicle parked on Bethany College property that is not properly registered with the Department of Campus Security, (i.e. current student sticker or valid visitor pass) will be towed or booted at the owner's expense. Any registered vehicle that is parked illegally/improperly (i.e. fire lane, blocking access roads, etc.) will be booted or towed. If a visitor is booted, the officer will remove the boot free of charge, unless the visitor's vehicle has two (2) or more outstanding non-registered tickets.

B. The cost of the boot removal is $75.00; to be paid before the boot is removed, with no exceptions. Payment can be made at the cashier's window on the first floor of Cramblet Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. After 4:00 p.m. and before 8:30 a.m. payment of cash or check must be made to the officer on duty and a receipt will be issued.

C. Once a vehicle is booted, the owner or operator of that vehicle has twenty four (24) hours to pay the fine from the time listed on the boot form, or the vehicle will be towed from college property at the owner’s expense. If the vehicle is parked in a fire lane or in any other manner that could create a safety hazard, the Department of Campus Security reserves the right to tow the vehicle before the twenty-four hour period has passed.

D. When a student vehicle has been booted, there are no grace periods or extensions. The boot removal fee must be paid before the boot will be removed.

E. The $75.00 boot removal fee cannot be billed to a tuition account. The cost of the parking ticket may be billed to the tuition account if the student chooses not to pay the ticket the day of the boot removal.

F. Arrangements to release the booted vehicle must be made with the Department of Campus Security located on the second floor of Campbell Hall on Main Street next to the Bethany Memorial Church. You may reach them by calling (304)829-7744. Release arrangements must be made immediately or the vehicle will be towed and impounded at the owner's expense.

G. The boot is the property of the Bethany College Department of Campus Security and any damage done to the boot will make the offender liable for the destruction of Bethany College property. Removing this device or moving the vehicle, by any means or in any manner, before an official release is obtained, constitutes separate and additional offense and may subject the offender to criminal penalties.

H. The Bethany College Department of Campus Security assumes no liability for loss or damage to this vehicle or its contents while so immobilized. Attempting to operate this vehicle while the immobilizing device is attached may result in serious damage to the vehicle, for which the owner/operator will be responsible.