Impounded Vehicles and Post Storage Hearings

Impounded Vehicles

A vehicle release must be obtained in person at the Santa Ana Police Department, Traffic Division.

The following is required:

  • The registered owner or their agent must be present with a VALID driver’s License.
  • If the registered owner does not possess a driver’s license, he/she must have a VALID California DMV Identification card.
  • Current registration for the impounded vehicle.
  • A fee to be paid by Visa/MasterCard, or CASH with exact change ONLY for the release of the vehicle. 
  • A vehicle release form from the police department is required for 30-day impound

$167.10 for a regular impound or storage;
$218.74 for a 30-day impound                                    $5.00 Sign-Offs for both SAPD Citations                  $18.73 for non-SAPD Citations                                        $2.00 for Copy of Lost Citation

Location: Santa Ana Police Department
Attention: Traffic Division
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Hours: Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm


For information on your impounded vehicle, call (714) 245-8200.

Post Storage Hearings

You may request a post storage hearing in writing or in person:

In Writing: Santa Ana Police Department
Attention: Post Storage Hearing Officer
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA  92701
In Person: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am