Vehicle Impound Cases

Contesting Impound Tow or Fees


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 which is payable by cash, Visa or MasterCard. File the petition and pay the filing fee at the the District Court:

What You Need



  • Completed Impound Petition and Notice of Hearing Form
  • The "Impounded Vehicle Hearing Request" form received from the tow company
  • The "Notice of the Right of Redemption and Opportunity for a Hearing" form received from the tow company
  • Copy of the tow bill
  • Name of Law Enforcement agency
  • Officer name and badge number

If the vehicle has been sold, contact the Pierce County Auditor's Office at (253) 798-7427.