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Occasionally towing a vehicle is required to maintain safe road conditions, remove abandoned property or when a vehicle is illegally parked. If you think your car has been towed, take quick action for the best results.
Do you think your vehicle might have been towed? Let's take quick action!
If you discover that your vehicle is not where you parked it or believe that it could have been towed, you need to take quick action.
Call (913) 596-3000 and have your vehicle plate number and location the vehicle was parked ready.
Non-Emergency Dispatch will confirm if the vehicle was towed and by which company.
In most cases is your vehicle was towed you are responsible for the payment of storage charges and towing fees. This would include a daily fee for storage, so quick action is advised.
If the vehicle has been ticketed for illegal parking, those tickets must be paid before the vehicle can be released.
Once you have what you need and are ready to make payment, head to the tow lot. Make sure to check the hours of operation and it's always a good idea to call head.
The Unified Government contacts with more than one tow company. You will want to make sure you get the tow company's name and location from the dispatcher.
If you do not have the required documentation on the towed vehicle you will need to take a few more steps. You will need to call the Auto Release Desk for the best direction. Other options for "tow-out" releases might apply to your circumstances.
According to Unified Government Code of Ordinance Chapter 35-Traffic / Article III - Vehicle Towing, property not retrieved 30 days after notice to the registered owner can be sold at auction. Let's take action to make sure you get your property back.
If you believe that your vehicle was towed unlawfully, or you would like to contest the fine/fees associated with the tow, you can request a tow hearing at the Municipal Court.
Chapter 35-Traffic/Article III - Vehicle Towing / Sec. 35-201 - Hearing Procedures
In most cases you can retrieve your vehicle by posting a cash bond in the amount of the tow charges at the time the hearing is requested.
You do not have to retrieve your vehicle to request a hearing.
To schedule the hearing, you will need to obtain a copy of the tow report. This must be provided to the Clerk of the Court when you schedule the hearing.
Obtain a Report
The hearing can be scheduled with the Clerk of the Municipal Court.
Make sure you bring:
Located at 701 N. 7th Street, 2nd floor, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.
We are working to provide more information about special tow circumstances. Please excuse our construction as we work to bring you the best possible resources. In the meantime, if you have any questions about tows, please contact the Auto Release Team.
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Alandon Tow Service
6224 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, KS 66111
All City Tow Service
1015 S. Bethany Street
Kansas City, KS 66105
ARTICLE III. - VEHICLE,TOWING, IMPOUNDMENT