How do I get my car out of impound without insurance?

I parked somewhere I thought was okay to park, only to come back out and see my car had been impounded. My insurance lapsed. What can I do to get it back?

Answer
“I’m so sorry to hear your car is in the impound lot. I’m sure it’s been very stressful.
To get your car out of impound, you’ll need to figure out your car’s location. If it happened recently, it might take a while for the city’s systems to update and show your vehicle’s location. You can also check your city’s parking enforcement website, as they’ll normally list impounded vehicles.
Once you know your vehicle’s location, call the impound lot and double-check what you’ll need to get it out. Usually, this includes:
When it comes to impounded cars, you generally need car insurance to retrieve them as almost every state requires it.
Since your insurance has lapsed, you’ll need to find a policy before picking up your car. To get insurance fast, use Jerry. Jerry is an app that can collect quotes from up to 50 top insurance companies in seconds, meaning you’re one-step closer to getting your car!”
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 07, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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