Vehicle Impound Cases


If you have received a notice of vehicle impound and want to contest the actual tow or the fees charged by the tow company, you must request a hearing within 10 days from the date you attempted to retrieve or did retrieve the vehicle. To request a hearing you must complete an Impound Petition and Notice of Hearing Form. There is a court filing fee of $83 payable by cash, Visa or MasterCard. File the petition and pay the filing fee at the the District Court's:

What You Need

You will need the badge number, name of law enforcement agency and the officer's name who authorized the impoundment or the company name, address and name of the party who authorized the impoundment and a copy of the tow bill. If the vehicle has been sold, contact the Pierce County Auditor's Office at (253) 798-7427.