Towed and Stored Vehicles

Vehicles are towed and stored by Deputies, Police Officers, Sheriff Service Specialists, and Reserve Deputies in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, some of the most common reasons are as follows:

  • The vehicle is parked on a public street or unsecured retail parking lot and the registration is over 6 months expired
  • The vehicle is being driven or stored on a public street while the registration is expired
  • The vehicle was tagged with a 72 hour warning for being stored on the street and the vehicle has not been moved after 72 hours
  • The vehicle is missing major components and is hazardous to the community
  • The vehicle is on a public street and does not have a license plate, VIN number, or other identifying information displayed
  • The vehicle is illegally parked on a public street and is obstructing the flow of traffic
  • The vehicle was involved in a traffic collision and was unable to drive the vehicle because they were transported to the hospital for injuries
  • The vehicle was stolen and was found and recovered by Rancho Cucamonga Police and was either not driveable or the owner was not available to pick up the vehicle
  • The vehicle was used in the commission of a crime and the owner or driver was arrested
  • The driver of the vehicle was found to have an expired driver's license.

Vehicles that have been towed and stored by Rancho Cucamonga Police Department can be released to the registered owner only once the following have been obtained:

  • The vehicle is currently registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • If the vehicle cannot be currently registered with the DMV because it needs a smog or other reason a one day moving permit or temporary operating permit must be obtained from the DMV or AAA
  • The registered owner must bring his or her valid driver's license or bring photo identification and bring someone with them that has a valid driver's license
  • A vehicle release must be obtained from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department

Towed and Impounded Vehicles

Vehicles are towed and impounded by Deputies, Police Officers, and Reserve Deputies in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, the following is a list of some of the most common reasons:

  • The driver of the vehicle was found to be driving the vehicle on a suspended or revoked driver's license
  • The driver of the vehicle has never been issued a driver's license

Vehicles that have been towed and impounded by Rancho Cucamonga Police Department are impounded for 30 calendar days before they can be released, unless the person who was driving the vehicle at the time it was impounded (which may not be the owner) obtains a valid drivers license. The vehicle can then be released once the following criteria are met:

  • The vehicle is currently registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • If the vehicle cannot be currently registered with the DMV a one-day moving permit or temporary operating permit must be obtained and brought top the Police Station
  • The registered owner must bring his or her valid driver's license or bring photo identification and someone who has a valid driver's license
  • A vehicle release must be obtained from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department

The owner of a towed and stored or impounded vehicle has the right to a tow hearing.
The fee for a vehicle release is $100. If the vehicle has been stolen and reported; and was recovered by Rancho Cucamonga Police Department the vehicle release fee will be waived.