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Towing & Impound FAQ
Who is eligible for a hearing?
Who can have the vehicle returned?
Where do I go to get a vehicle release?
My car was involved in a collision, and due to damage it is not drivable. Does it still have to have a valid registration before the police can release it?
What if someone other than the owner was driving the vehicle when it was impounded?
What if I own the vehicle but have not yet transferred the title into my name? Can I still get the vehicle back?
What will happen if I cannot claim my vehicle?
If the owner had a suspended license, can they get it back prior to the 30-day period if their license is restored to a valid status?
It is after the 30th day and my driver’s license is still suspended. Is there a way I can at least get my vehicle out of impound even if I can’t drive it?
What if I only have a driver’s license from another country?
Would I still have to pay fees and charges if the vehicle is released early to me?
At the end of the 30-days, can I just go to the towing company and get my vehicle?
If I am found "not guilty" on my criminal or traffic charges will that affect the impound of my vehicle?
Can I have a hearing about this impound if my vehicle was simply impounded for being illegally parked, the driver or I was arrested, or it was involved in a collision?
Do I need to have a hearing?
How long do I have to request a hearing?
How is the hearing conducted?
What will I have to prove in a hearing?
Is there a charge to have a hearing?
Do I need an attorney for the hearing?
What documentation must I bring with me to the Sheriff’s Office for the hearing to get the vehicle released?
The Sheriff’s Office towed my vehicle and I don’t agree with the reason it was towed. Who do I talk with about that?
What if I am selling the car, can the new owner or lien holder get a hearing?
My car was impounded. If I transfer ownership or add a new person or company onto the registration, can they have a hearing and get the car out early?
What are the impound yard hours?
Is there an "after hours" or "gate fee"?

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