How do I get my vehicle back?
Only the Douglas Police Department can release your vehicle. On or after the 30th day of impound, your vehicle will generally be eligible for release to you.
To receive the release paperwork, follow these steps:
- You must pay an Administrative Fee of $150 with cash, cashier's check or money order payable to City of Douglas. Upon payment of the fee you will be given a copy of a release form that you must take to the towing company.
- At the towing company, you must pay the towing and storage fees. Payment is made directly to the towing company by cash, money order, certified check or credit card. If you arrive at the tow yard to reclaim your vehicle outside of regular business hours, you may be charged a gate fee. You must also present proof of your identity and ownership to the tow company.
- If you do not claim your vehicle within 10 days of the available release date, the towing company may file for an abandoned title to the vehicle.

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1. What do I need to present to get my vehicle released?
2. For how long will my vehicle be impounded?
3. Can I get my vehicle back before the 30 days are up?
4. How much will it cost to get my vehicle back?
5. How do I get my vehicle back?
6. What if someone other than the owner was driving the vehicle when it was impounded?
7. What if I own the vehicle but have not yet transferred the title into my name? Can I still get the vehicle back?
8. What will happen if I cannot claim my vehicle?
9. If the owner was driving on a suspended license but has since had the license restored to valid status, can the vehicle be released prior to the 30-day period?
10. Would I still have to pay fees and charges if the vehicle is released early to me?
11. At the end of the 30 days, can I just go to the towing company and get my vehicle?
12. If I am found not guilty on my criminal or traffic charges will that affect the impoundment of my vehicle?
13. Who do I contact with my questions regarding vehicle impoundment?