The Barnacle is a pane of plastic that when placed will cover your windshield, immobilizing the vehicle. It is an upgrade to the standard vehicle boot, providing you the ability to pay citations over the phone or by use of a mobile application. The Barnacle provides timeliness to those who have had their vehicles immobilized as you no longer have to wait for Parking Services to open or for an officer to respond remove a vehicle boot. You simply pay your citations, enter in an access code, remove the Barnacle and return it to one of our four conveniently located drop boxes, giving you access to your vehicle when you need it most.
The Barnacle team are available 24/7 to answer any questions and if you have a special circumstance or need to speak with our team, we are still available to assist you during our normal business hours.
Benefits of Using a Barnacle:
- Motorist Releasable - no more waiting or delays! Pay, release and return.
- Vehicle friendly, no potential for vehicle damage
- Release by calling customer support or by using a smartphone application
- 24/7 customer support
- No added costs to end users; standard boot fees have not been increased to utilize Barnacle technology
Frequently Asked Questions
Vehicles that have been issued 5 or more unpaid parking violations that are past due 21 days are in violation of CVC 22651(i)(1) and CVC 22651.7. Barnacles are installed on the vehicles windshield to immobilize the vehicle until the vehicle owner pays all associated fines. A vehicle boot will be applied in cases that the front windshield has pre-existing damage preventing the application of a Barnacle device.
CVC 26708(a)(1): A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed or applied in or upon the windshield or side or rear windows.
Visit pay.barnacleparking.com or call (619) 357-7640 to reach Barnacle’s 24/7 customer support and make payments.
Any Apple or Android device can support Barnacle and can be downloaded at: