How can I get my car out of impound?

First, you will need to provide us with the vehicle license plate number or VIN. If you are the owner, you must have a valid California driver’s license. If the vehicle is currently registered, under most circumstances, we can issue a release ($172 release fee). You will be responsible for towing and storage fees to the tow company. You may also be responsible for administrative fees to the Richmond Police Department. There are specific Vehicle Codes and Municipal Codes that allow the Richmond Police Department to charge up to $425.00, depending on the situation. If your vehicle was impounded for driving without a license, and had been previously towed for the same violation, it can be held in impound for a period of 30 days. You will have to contact the Records section at 510-620-6675 *1, and you may have to speak with a detective to obtain a release.

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1. What is the Graffiti, Illegal Dumping and Blight Hotline?
2. How can I obtain a copy of a police report or a traffic accident report?
3. I will be out of town for a week. Will the police watch my home?
4. How can I get my car out of impound?
5. When does the Police Department do public fingerprinting?
6. How can I get a police employee to speak to my group?
7. How can I get a copy of my criminal record?
8. How can I find out if I have a warrant?
9. How can I check on the status of my criminal investigation?
10. How can I apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon?
11. How can I volunteer for the Richmond Police Department?
12. How do I start a Neighborhood Watch or obtain crime prevention information?
13. Can I go on a police ride-along?
14. Can I get involved in Police Explorers Program?
15. How can I become involved in the Police Activities League?
16. How can I obtain a restraining order?
17. Where can I get information about my traffic citation?
18. I need to find the phone number for a particular section/unit within the Police Department.
19. Where is the Police Department located?
20. What is the history of the Police Department?
21. How do I find out if someone has been arrested?
22. What can I do about my noisy neighbors?
23. How can I report criminal activity in my neighborhood?
24. How can I commend or complain about a Richmond Police Department employee?
25. How can I obtain neighborhood crime statistics?
26. What is Megan’s Law and how can I find out if a sex offender lives in my neighborhood?
27. Where can I request a Richmond Police patch?
28. How do I report a missing person?