It\u2019s that time again: pay your taxes or get booted. That\u2019s right, booted \u2014 as in your car immobilized with a wheel-locking device. \u201cThe Boot\u201d will return on April 15, city officials said, cautioning any residents who still have unpaid, overdue motor vehicle taxes to pay up before then or risk getting booted. \u201cPlease do not ignore your taxes; everyone must do their part,\u201d said newly-elected Tax Collector Dorothy Chambrelli in a news release. \u201cYour failure to pay negatively affects the entire city,\u201d said Chambrelli, who is planning an aggressive back tax-collection campaign. \u201cAll delinquents are subject to booting,\u201d even if the unpaid bills are from the most recent tax bills, said Leslie Naizby, revenue and asset management director in the Tax Collector\u2019s Office. Mayor Nancy Rossi said she understands that many West Haven taxpayers are under fiscal pressure and \u201cI do feel badly about that part,\u201d she said. \u201cHowever, the (state Municipal Accountability Review Board) met with me yesterday and we\u2019re a financially stressed community,\u201d Rossi said. \u201cWe\u2019re doing our best not to raise taxes, and everyone needs to do their part.\u201d Meanwhile, \u201cthe MARB wants to see what our plan is for how to get off the (state) money,\u201d Rossi said. TaxServ Capital Services LLC of Hartford is the vendor that administers the boot program for the city in cooperation with Vioalert Systems LLC of West Haven. A vehicle-mounted ID system that is part of the boot program uses an infrared license plate scanner to target tax scofflaws. the release said. Vehicles are released from the boot once their owners pay all back taxes and boot fees. Taxpayers can check to see if they owe back taxes \u2014 and also pay online \u2014 by going to www.cityofwesthaven.com and clicking on \u201cTax Collector\u201d under the \u201cGovernment\u201d heading. Vehicle owners also can pay in person in the tax office on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. Taxes accrue additional interest on the first day of each month.