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Think your vehicle has been towed? Use our online vehicle search to find out if the City has your vehicle:

Impound and Storage Fees
$110.50 for impound and $13.00 per 12 hours storage or any part. Does not include winching and dolly fee if required.

Required Information to Release Vehicle

Vehicle can be released to registered owner or a relative with the same last name. In addition to paying fees, you will need the following to release your vehicle:
Proof of Ownership

Documentation displaying your proof of Ownership.


Current registration, title, or lease agreement.

License Plate/VIN

License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number


Valid Picture Identification, such as a Driver’s License or an Identification Card.

A licensed driver is required to drive the vehicle from the lot. Otherwise, you may arrange to have the vehicle towed from the lot for a fee.

In addition to the impound fees, the parking citations are provided when the towed vehicle is released. Those are separate and payable to the City of Seattle.

Authorizing Someone Else to Release Vehicle

A person who is not the registered owner may pick up the vehicle, or remove property from the vehicle, if they have a statement from the registered owner that includes:

  • The name of the authorized person
  • A legible photo copy of the registered owner's Identification Card or Driver's License
  • License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number
  • Make and year of the vehicle
Fax the authorization to the Aurora Impound lot at 206-363-6290

Accepted Forms of Payment

Debit Card
American Express

Rental Cars
To release a rental vehicle, a person must present the rental agreement and the matching identification card or Driver's License on the agreement.

Vehicles on Hold

If the vehicle was involved in a crime or is being held for investigation it must be cleared by Seattle Police Department.

Vehicle Impound Storage Lot Locations:

3919 Pasadena Place NE Seattle, WA 98103
12220 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98133
10140 W Marginal Place Tukwila, WA 98104

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