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.