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Your vehicle may have been towed by the NYPD to a tow pound because you were parked illegally.

It also could have been moved by the NYPD to a nearby parking spot because of:

  • An accident
  • Filming
  • Construction
  • Street event such as a parade or fair

If you know your license plate number, you can find out:

  • The location for your vehicle
  • If it was towed by the NYPD, a Marshal, or a Sheriff
  • Cost to get it back

Use NYCServ to find a towed vehicle.

Vehicle Not Found

It may take up to 2 hours for your vehicle to be entered into the system. If it is not found and it's been less than 2 hours, check again later.

If it's been more than 2 hours, contact the police precinct where you were parked. They can tell you if your vehicle was towed by a private company or you need to report it stolen.

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By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Contact the local police precinct for assistance if:

  • Your car was towed for blocking a driveway
  • Your car was towed for illegal parking in Staten Island

Blocking a Driveway

If there is a sign where you were parked with the towing company's name and phone number, contact them directly to find out where your vehicle is and how to get it back. You can also contact the police precinct where you were parked. Private towing companies may tell the local precinct that they towed a vehicle from the area. When this happens, the precinct can give you the towing company's contact information.

Parked in Staten Island

There is one tow pound in every borough except Staten Island. If you think your car was towed in Staten Island, contact the police precinct where you were parked for assistance.

If your vehicle did not have a license plate, call the Department of Sanitation.

They may have removed your vehicle.

Call 311 for assistance.

Your vehicle can be booted by a Marshal or Sheriff if you have over $350 in parking or camera violations in judgment debt. After it is booted, you have 48 hours to pay all violations in debt or your vehicle will be towed. A vehicle may be towed regardless of whether it's parked on a public street or private property.

If you have outstanding parking or camera violation judgments, a 90-day tow hold is placed on your towed vehicle and all other vehicles registered to you. The hold ends when you get your vehicle back or it is auctioned. While it's in place, any of your vehicles can be booted and towed if you don't resolve your violations. This includes the original violations and any new ones that go into judgment.Only the violations in judgement need to be resolved. You do not have to pay violations that are not in judgment.

Use NYCServ to find a towed vehicle.

Your vehicle may have been booted and towed by a Marshal or Sheriff if you didn't resolve over $350 in parking or camera violations in judgment within 48 hours of being booted. A vehicle may be towed regardless of whether it's parked on a public street or private property.

If you have outstanding parking or camera violation judgments, a 90-day tow hold is placed on your towed vehicle and all other vehicles registered to you. The hold ends when you get your vehicle back or it is auctioned. While it's in place, any of your vehicles can be booted and towed if you don't resolve your violations. This includes the original violations and any new ones that go into judgment. Only the violations in judgement need to be resolved. You do not have to pay violations that are not in judgment.

Call 311 for assistance.