If a vehicle has been towed and there is a police hold, a vehicle impound release must be obtained from the Police Department before the tow company can return the car. To obtain this release, the registered or legal owner of the vehicle must come to the Police Department with a valid drivers license or a picture identification and a licensed driver. The Police Department charges a fee to offset costs of the release and will only accept cash. Impound release hours are Monday through Friday (excluding city holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 760-931-2119 for information on whether a vehicle will require a release.
If a vehicle does not require a Police Department release, a vehicle may be picked up directly from the towing company.