Impounded Vehicles

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If your vehicle was impounded by the Goodyear Police Department, please read the following information on how to get your vehicle released. If your vehicle was NOT impounded by the Goodyear Police Department but by another law enforcement agency, please contact that agency directly for assistance on obtaining a release for your vehicle.

 IMPOUND Hours of Operation

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CLOSED LEGAL HOLIDAYS

 LOCATION

11 N. 145th Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338
623-882-7400

 PAYMENT INFORMATION
Accepted methods of payment:
CASH or MONEY ORDER (Made out to The City of Goodyear

The Goodyear Police Department shall impound your vehicle, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 28-3511, if the driver is in violation of ANY of the following:

  • The driver's driving privilege is revoked or suspended for any reason.
  • The driver has never had a driver's license or permit issued in Arizona or by any other jurisdiction.
  • The driver is arrested for Extreme or Aggravated DUI.
  • The driver is under legal drinking age and has been operating a vehicle with alcohol in their body.
  • The driver has an ignition interlock requirement and no interlock installed.

Or if ALL of the following apply:

  1. The driver has no proof of insurance AND
  2. The driver's license is canceled, suspended, or revoked or the driver has never been issued a driver's license AND
  3. The driver is involved in an accident that results in either property damage or injury or death of another person.

Vehicles towed under this statute are impounded for 30 days. You have 10 days from the date of the tow to request a hearing to determine if the impound met the requirements of A.R.S. 28-3511. Some vehicles may qualify for an early release from impound.

When a vehicle is eligible for release, an authorized release must be obtained from the Goodyear Police Department and the $150.00 administrative fee and towing fees must be paid before any vehicle will be released. Owners and Rental Car Companies:  

  1. A valid driver license issued by this state or the owner's state of domicile. 
  2. Current insurance for the impounded vehicle.
  3. Current and valid registration on the impounded vehicle.
  4. If you are the spouse and not listed on the registration at time of impound, you must provide a certified copy of your marriage license and a valid driver's license issued by this state or your state of domicile.
  5. If you are required to have an ignition interlock per your driver's license requirements, you must install an ignition interlock.  Contact MVD for a list of certified ignition interlock installers and make arrangements to have the interlock installed at the tow yard.  You must bring the installation certificate issued by the installer that shows the ignition interlock has been installed and you have been shown how to use it.
  6. Rental car companies must provide a copy of the rental contract, a copy of the title, insurance and company letterhead authorizing their assigned employee to recover the vehicle on the company's behalf.  The employee must have a valid driver's license and the $150.00 state administrative fee also applies.
NOTE: Presentation of fraudulent documents is a crime.  All documents will be verified, and violators will be prosecuted. 

Once the authorized release is obtained from the Goodyear Police Department, the registered owner is still responsible for all towing and storage fees from the tow company.

To see if you qualify, the owner or lien holder of the vehicle must come in person to the Goodyear Police Department located at 11 N. 145th Ave. Goodyear, AZ, Monday through Friday, between 12 and 3 PM, or call 623-882-7400.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page should answer most of you questions - Click Here

 

If you have not been able to get the information you need from the website, please contact the Impound Coordinator at 623-882-7400.

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