If your vehicle has been towed by the City, the following steps are required for the release of a vehicle.
If your vehicle has an expired registration, all fees must be paid to DMV before a vehicle release can be issued.
Once these requirements have been met, you will then have to pay a $150 release fee at the Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
If your vehicle was impounded for 30 days because the driver has a suspended/revoked driver’s license (or was never issued a drivers license) and you wish to get it out before the 30 days has passed: You can come to the Alameda Police Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding holidays) at 2 p.m. for a tow hearing.
This is a first come – first served appointment. You will meet with the hearing officer and discuss options. To be eligible for early release, all steps noted in section one must be met.
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