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I think my car was towed. What should I do?

Department: Philadelphia Parking Authority

Template:  Contact Log

Type of Inquiry: Streets & Structures + Parking

 

Instructions for the 311 Agent:

ADVISE CUSTOMER -

·        Call the Philadelphia Parking Authority at 215-561-3636.  If your car has been towed or impounded by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, they will be able to tell you where your vehicle was taken, and what to do to reclaim it.

 

·         In order to reclaim a towed or impounded vehicle you must pay for all outstanding tickets as well as tow and storage fees. Payment must be made in person at one of two locations:

Parking Violations Branch
913 Filbert Street
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Parking Authority Impoundment Lot
2501 Weccacoe Avenue
(near Columbus Boulevard and Oregon Avenue)
215 683-9550
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Sunday

When you pay your fines and fees, they will tell you where to reclaim your vehicle. If it is not at the Weccacoe Avenue Impoundment Lot, it will be at one of Philadelphia Parking Authority's other lots:

Lot 2
2535 Swanson Street
215 683-9563
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday

Lot 44
3201 North Delaware Avenue
215 683-9521

Lot 6
4701 Bath Street
215 683-9510

Lot 7
6801 Essington Avenue
215 683-9880

The hours at lots 44, 6 and 7 are:
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday

Please note that you must present the following to the staff at the Impoundment Lot before your vehicle will be returned to you:

  • Your valid driver's license
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of current insurance for the vehicle
  • Cashier's receipt(s) along with the accompanying BAA/PVB Release Authorization for payment and/or adjudication of the tow and storage charges
  • Release authorization from the Philadelphia Traffic Court (only applies to vehicles impounded through Live Stop)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Modified 7/8/2013