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 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