All vehicles are taken to the Vehicle Impound Lot.
Identifying Your Car
To determine if your car has been impounded by the Louisville Metro Police Department, you will be asked for your:
License Plate Number
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Once it is determined where the vehicle is located, you will need to call that lot for details on when you can retrieve your car and the cost to get your car out of the impoundment lot.
Looking for your vehicle?
Click here to see if we have it in our Impound Lot.
The LMPD does not charge impound and/or storage fees for recovered stolen vehicles that are released to the registered owner or an individual who has a signed, notarized statement from the registered owner giving them authorization for release of the vehicle to them in the first 21 days after notification of vehicle recovery. After 21 days of notification, all charges will apply.
The LMPD also does not charge impound and/or storage fees for the release of a vehicle that was on hold for investigative purposes, provided the owner is not the suspect in the case. The vehicle will be released to the registered owner or an individual who has a signed, notarized statement from the registered owner giving them authorization for release of the vehicle to them.
Call 502-574-7078 to verify any fees that may be associated with your towed vehicle.
Claiming Your Vehicle
Required items to claim your car:
If your vehicle is not located at one of the tow lots used by LMPD, it is possible that your vehicle was left at the scene or your vehicle may have been towed by a different law enforcement agency, such as Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Shively Police Department, St. Matthews Police Department, Jeffersontown Police Department, etc.
Retrieving your Vehicle
For the foreseeable future, please follow these steps to retrieve your vehicle from our Impoundment Lot.
Call 574-7078 to schedule an appointment to retrieve vehicles