IMPOUNDED VEHICLE RECOVERY – HELP CENTER

Providing towing and storage services for law enforcement for over fifty years is our primary function. Vehicles may be towed and stored for a variety of reasons but usually as a result with a violation of a California Vehicle Code Section. We do not make the decision regarding the impounding of any vehicle. That is the duty and responsibility of the police officer. We simply provide the service at the officer’s request. If you feel that your vehicle was towed without “probable cause”, you may request a Post Impoundment Hearing either before or after you remove your vehicle from our possession.

We release impounded vehicles between 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Vehicles may also be inspected and unattached personal property may be removed between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Acceptable forms of payment include, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or ATM.

We will need the following information in order to release or allow you to inspect your vehicle or permit you to remove unattached personal property:

1. Make of Vehicle.
2. License or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
3. Government issued photo identification such as a Driver’s License or Identification Card.
4. Proof of ownership such as current registration, title, or rental agreement.

If the law enforcement agency that requested your vehicle to be towed has placed a HOLD on your vehicle, you must obtain a release from that agency before we can release any property, or allow you to inspect or obtain possession of your vehicle.

Vehicle Release and Post Impoundment Hearing Locations:

Los Angeles Police Department
West Valley Detectives
West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Steet
Reseda California 91355
Desk: 818-374-7611
Detective: 818-374-7730

Los Angeles Police Department
Topanga Detectives
Topanga Community Police Station
21501 Schoenborn St
Canoga Park CA. 91304
Desk: 818-756-4800
Detectives:818-756-4820

Los Angeles Police Department
Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Panorama City, Ca 91402
818-644-8000

Department of Transportation
12544 Saticoy Street South
North Hollywood, California 91604
818-752-5100 California Highway Patrol
5825 DeSoto Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
818-888-0980

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Lost Hills Station
27050 Agoura Road
Agoura, California 91301
818-878-1808

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
200 E. Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, California 90059
323-563-5000

Habitual Parking Services
6309 Van Nuys Blvd. #103
Los Angeles, California 91401
866-561-9742

Impound Hearing Forms

If you feel your vehicle was towed without probable cause, you may download forms in order to request a Post Impoundment Hearing for City of Los Angeles Agencies.
LAPD Impounds
LAPD Hearing Form

Department of Transportation Impounds
DOT Hearing Form

Neither the California Highway Patrol or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have Hearing Forms you can download. For Post Impoundment Hearings with those agencies, please call the telephone numbers listed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my vehicle at Howard Sommers Towing?
If you are not sure if your vehicle has been towed to Howard Sommers Towing you may go to the OPG Los Angeles Vehicle Impound Information Center and enter the license number or vehicle identification number (VIN). If your vehicle was towed by an Official Police Garage, including Howard Sommers Towing, the information will appear on this site. Vehicles authorized for tow by LAPD and/or DOT should appear in this database. If your vehicle isn’t recognized by the database, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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