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Golden State Towing serves the following police departments for impounded vehicles
and each have their own fee structure. Note that these costs are listed to help provide
you with an estimate only
you will need to talk to a Golden State Towing representative for the final cost to retrieve your vehicle.

Impounded Vehicles

If your vehicle has been impounded and brought to our premises, we will
gladly help you recover your vehicle as quickly and as inexpensively as
possible (see fee schedule below). Please note the following instructions
and read our Frequently Asked Questions to ensure best possible service

Instructions to Recover Your Impounded Vehicle

1. Come to our office in Sacramento during office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
(You may pick up property or your vehicle after hours, but a gate fee will be charged on holidays and
after normal business hours).

2. Bring the following paperwork:
- Proof of Ownership (Any of the following: Current registration,
Title with your name printed on front, Current DMV printout, or rental
vehicle contract - if a rental).

- Photo Identification (Drivers license, Sheriff's cards, INS-issued
Temporary Alien Cards, Student ID).

- A Police department release form if your car has a hold.

3. Provide full payment (Cash, Visa or Mastercard. No checks can be accepted).

Instructions to Retrieve Property from a Vehicle

Note: We will only release property from a vehicle to a registered owner.
There are no exceptions to this rule. You must be able to show a valid ID and
proof of current registration in your name to claim any property.

If the vehicle has a police hold, you must obtain a "property release" from the
appropriate police department.
Please note that nothing attached to the vehicle by any means will be released.

Please note that nothing attached to the vehicle by any means will be released.

Items that may be released:

  • - Clothing
  • - CDs or Tapes
  • - Papers
  • - Medications
  • - Purse or Backpack
  • - Etc.

Items that will NOT be released:

  • - Stereos
  • - Speakers
  • - Amplifiers
  • - Battery
  • - Wheels
  • - Etc.

Frequently Asked Impounded Vehicles Questions

Q: Does it matter how long I leave my vehicle at Golden State Towing?

Yes. Fees are assessed daily. To minimize your costs, please arrange to pick-up
your vehicle as soon as possible. See fee schedule below and carefully follow
instructions above for retrieving your vehicle. Furthermore, after a set period of
time (approximately36 days depending on the value of the vehicle), it becomes at
risk to be sold at lien sale (contact our office for the specific timeline for your vehicle).

Q: What happens if I don't retrieve my vehicle in time?

If you are unable to pick up your vehicle within the set time before the lien sale ends, you have two options:

Option 1

You can do nothing and leave your vehicle. We will attempt to sell it and recover
the towing and storage fees. If the vehicle does not sell, or the sale price does
not cover the fees, we will begin collection proceedings to recover the remaining balance.

Option 2

We understand that sometimes people are in a difficult situation and may not have
the means to be able to claim their vehicle. In this situation, we offer an
"amnesty" for the vehicle. This works by you paying us for the tow charge and
seven days of storage. (This covers our costs). Then we keep the vehicle and do
not proceed with the collection process. For anyone interested in protecting their
credit, we strongly suggest this option.

Note: If you do not choose to participate in the "amnesty" program, during the
lien sale, we cannot not offer it to you later. Once the vehicle account is with
the collections agency, we do not have the right to negotiate the vehicle. If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, we are happy to
answer any questions you may have.

Q: What if I'm not the vehicle's registered owner?

If you are not the registered owner, you must have the registered owner come into our office with you