Towing and Impound

Depending on the ticketing city or county, your vehicle was driven by an officer to the police station, or towed to an impound yard.

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You are responsible for picking up your car at the station or paying the associated fees to get it from the impound lot. Do so as quickly as possible to avoid excessive fees.

What You Need To Know


  • In some cases, you will be required to have a hearing (through the police station that ordered the impound) for approval to have your vehicle released to you.
  • Fees add up quickly. If unpaid, many states allow for the impound yard to claim the title to your car to offset unpaid fees. Ask for key dates if such rules apply to you.
  • If impound is not required, arrange to have your vehicle towed yourself. It is usually less expensive than the impound and towing rates arranged by the police.
  • If impounded, ask for all requirements needed to access or regain possession of your vehicle.
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