Towed / Impounded Vehicles
FeeThe fee to release a vehicle is $160.00
Payment MethodsVisa/MasterCard (Weekdays only) or Cash (On weekends, we accept cash only for the exact amount)
Office Hours:Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
In order to release the vehicle:
- You must be registered owner per DMV
- You must present a valid driver's license. If you do not have a valid driver's license, present a picture identification and bring someone with you who has a valid driver's license.
- The vehicle must have current registration per DMV. If a smog permit is required, bring with you a DMV one day moving permit.
Post Storage Hearings for 30 Day ImpoundsThe registered owner may request a Post Storage Hearing to determine whether reasonable (legal) grounds for the storage of the vehicle you are seeking release of existed at the time the vehicle was stored. You must request the Post Storage Hearing within 10 days of the date the vehicle was stored. The Post Storage Hearing will be conducted telephonically within 48 business hours of your request for the hearing (22852 CVC).
Examples of reasonable legal grounds for storage would be that the vehicle was being driven by a person who was unlicensed or the driver's license was suspended or revoked.
You may make your request for a Post Storage Hearing in person, writing, or by telephone. You are encouraged to make your request in writing. Post Storage Hearing Request forms are available in the lobby of the Police facility.