Commonly asked questions:
Items needed to release impounded cars:
- Government Issued Identification
- Valid Registration or Insurance Card
- Exact Payment Amount – Cash, Most Major Credit Cards (Cardholder must be present)
The registered owner of the vehicle must be present with a valid license to release a vehicle. If the owner is unable to be present, then an authorization must be obtained. An example of an authorization can be viewed here.
The person driving the vehicle off of the lot must have a valid Drivers Licence and that licence must be brought with them.
From the PennDot Drivers Handbook:
Except in emergencies or unless a police officer tells you to do so, never stop, stand or park your vehicle at the following places:
- On the roadway, side of a vehicle already stopped or parked along the edge or curb of the street (double parking).
- On the sidewalk.
- Within an intersection.
- On a crosswalk.
- Along or opposite any street digging or work area.
- On any bridge or other elevated structure or in a highway tunnel.
- On any railroad tracks.
- Between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers.
- Within 50 feet of the nearest rail at a railroad crossing.
- At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
- At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
- In front of a public or private driveway.
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
- Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
- Within 30 feet of any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control device located at the side of a roadway.
- Within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to a firestation.
- Where your vehicle would prevent a streetcar from moving freely.
- On a limited access highway, unless official traffic control devices indicate you are permitted.