How do I find out where my car is impounded?

I forgot to pay my parking tickets and my car was impounded. I'm not sure where it was taken. How would I find out where it is?

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Sorry to hear your vehicle was impounded! That’s an extremely stressful situation.
Since you know you have unpaid parking tickets, call your city’s Parking Enforcement Division or similar bureau. Someone there can let you know where cars are impounded and what you need to do to regain possession of the vehicle.
In most cases, you have to pay what you owe for parking tickets plus an additional fee to the impound lot. You may also have to pay for the cost of towing to the lot. Once paid, the lot should release your vehicle. Keep in mind that some impound lots levy daily fees on impounded vehicles, so act quickly.
If you’re unable to find out where your vehicle is impounded, contact your local police department. If a police officer authorized the impound, they can tell you where it went.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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