How to Find Out if Your Car Was Impounded by Police

If you hadn't thought to find a cheap auto insurance company, a car impounded by police could inspire you to do so. If your car is impounded, you can find out by calling the police station or parking authority, but the assortment of fines and impound fees could push drivers to shop online for cheaper insurance. A car impounded by police for minor traffic violations can only be collected if the driver can show proof of insurance, a valid driver's license, and up-to-date registration.

UPDATED: Aug 12, 2022Fact Checked

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Rick Musson began his law enforcement career in Bozeman, Montana, shortly after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He has served many roles in the department, including as a traffic officer, senior crash investigator, detective, field training officer, firearms instructor, and currently the training sergeant. For the past 15 years, he has been on the SWAT team and currently...

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Cynthia Lanctot is an insurance professional with ten years of industry experience. Cynthia is licensed in several states, and holds an associate in claims law, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English. Cynthia’s experience includes the New England and Northeast states. She currently works as a liability claims professional and an occasional online contributor.

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UPDATED: Aug 12, 2022

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