Towed and Impounded Vehicles

If your vehicle is missing, call Non-Emergency Dispatch to determine the whereabouts of your vehicle: (208) 377-6790.

A vehicle will be towed by the city for one of the following violations:

  • Towed from Parks - Vehicles parked in designated ares of a city part after the posted time limit may be impounded, as per City Code.
  • Unpaid Parking Tickets - As per City Code, accumulating unresolved citations may result in your vehicle being impounded. Vehicles may be towed upon confirmation that the registered owner has accumulated delinquent, unpaid, or otherwise unsettled and uncontested parking fines which have remained unpaid for a period of 30 days totaling at least $200, or five or more tickets.

To claim your vehicle, please call (208) 972-8150. We will connect you with the tow company to make arrangements to retrieve your vehicle.

IMPOUND COMPLIANCE FAQ

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Can a Vehicle Be Towed Immediately?

The City of Boise may immediately tow under “extraordinary circumstances” in any situation where the vehicle:

  • Blocks or impedes traffic
  • Causes a hazard that has the potential of impeding any emergency vehicle
  • Impedes snow removal or other road maintenance
  • Has been stolen, but not yet reported as recovered
  • Is not registered or displays an expired license plate registration sticker
  • Has been in an accident and remains on the highway
  • The driver has been arrested

To report a vehicle that meets any of the above criteria, please contact Impound Compliance at (208) 972-8150 and an officer will be sent to remove it.

Outside of normal business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), please contact non-emergency dispatch at (208) 377-6790.

Vehicle Tow Review

If you feel your vehicle was towed in error, you may submit a Vehicle Tow Review. Upon request, our Tow Review Committee will review the circumstances behind the tow in question and determine if it was legal, valid and in compliance with City Code.

Requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of the tow. Please be as specific as possible and attach any pertinent information or documentation. You will be notified, in writing, within 10 working days of receipt of the request. All decisions made by the committee are final.

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