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How to Obtain a Vehicle Release

Release forms for stored, impounded, or recovered stolen vehicles may be obtained from the Police Department business office from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days per week. Proof of current ownership and registration and a valid driver's license are required. Vehicles are released to the registered owner pursuant to applicable provisions of law.

Vehicle Release Fees

The vehicle release fee applicable for most vehicle releases is $150 payable at the Police Department. Refer to the Fee Schedule for applicable stored/impounded vehicle information. Payment may be made by cash or credit card. Mastercard and Visa are accepted. 

No vehicle release fee is charged when the vehicle is a recovered stolen vehicle, or when an arrestee is released pursuant to Penal Code Section 849(b).

In addition to the vehicle release fee charged by the Police Department, towing and storage fees are charged by the tow company.

Official Police Tow

The Montclair Police Department utilizes the following tow companies on a rotating basis.

I-10 Towing 5391 Brooks Street, Montclair, CA 91763 (909) 736-0425

Dietz Towing 4773 Brooks Street #A, Montclair, CA 91763 (909) 986-2703

30-Day Impound

Vehicles impounded pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 14602.6 will be held 30-calendar days.

Post-Storage Validity Hearing

Vehicle owners may contest the validity of a vehicle impound or request consideration for early release of a vehicle being held for 30 days by contacting the watch commander during regular business hours.