Effective September 21, 2009 the Mammoth Lakes Police Department has implemented a vehicle release fee of $150.00 for all stored and impounded vehicles. This fee was approved by the Town Council in June of 2009 under resolution 09-42 and covers the administrative costs associated with the impounding and release of vehicles that have been found in violation of State Vehicle Code Laws.

Therefore, all persons who have their vehicles towed or impounded by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be required to pay the above fees at Mammoth Lakes Police Department prior to any vehicle being released by the impounded yard.

This fee will only apply to vehicle impounds or storages  that have been initiated by members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. All private party tows are exempt from this fee.

  • Vehicle releases are available 24 hours a day
  • Vehicles will be released to the registered owner, or to a designee of the registered owner (notarized letter required). A valid driver's license must be presented at time of release.
  • Impounded vehicles may have additional requirements for release. Please contact the Department if you need further information.