Cars impounded by the police department are normally held at the Impound Yard, 789 Ajax (west from John R between 12 Mile and 13 Mile). The auto pound is operated by Service Towing and they may be reached at 248-809-1741. Cars not held for evidentiary purposes may be released during normal business hours after any fees are paid.
First, you must appear at the police department with valid proof of ownership, i.e. registration and/or title, proof of insurance and a valid driver's license for each vehicle to be driven or you can have your vehicle towed out with a licensed tow truck (if its undriveable or you do not have a licensed driver). You must get a release form for your vehicle at the police department prior to paying all fees (cash only) at the Impound Yard.
Traffic Crash Vehicles
If your car was impounded following a traffic crash, you can tell your insurance company where the car is, and they will instruct you from there. If you have any other questions, call Service Towing at 248-588-4680.
The pound is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Occasionally, the City will auction unclaimed vehicles that have been disposed of through the legal process. Notices of public auction are published in the local newspapers.