A release form for an impounded vehicle may be obtained from the precinct from where it was impounded, or from Central Records at Police Headquarters. Proof of ownership and a valid form of identification will be required. Proof of ownership may be a certificate of title, tag receipt, bill of sale, GCIC VIN/tag returns, or other such evidence that specifically describes the vehicle.
If there is a hold on the vehicle, it shall not be released without the permission of the authorizing officer.
A 3rd party who is sent by the owner to pick up a vehicle must have:
- A valid form of identification; and
- A signed and notarized letter from the owner specifically naming 1) the individual to pick up the vehicle, and 2) a description of the vehicle, to include the vehicle make, model, color, and VIN (or tag number); and
- Proof that the signatory owns the vehicle.
Repossession releases will only be available from Central Records. An Affadavit of Repossession (T-16) is required for release.