Civil Law

*In response to the current pandemic and need for social distancing, our office will be closed to walk-in traffic April 1, 2020 until further notice. Please do not come to City Hall before speaking with someone from our office about the options and procedures.  Please call 343-4575, and we will call you back as soon as possible to work with you*

​If your vehicle was impounded for:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

  • Driving While License Suspended/Revoked/Cancelled (DWLS/R/C)

  • Driving Without Insurance (DWOI)

  • Solicitation of Prostitution

  • Scofflaw

Call 343-4575 during normal business hours.  If you get the recording please leave your name, number and vehicle license plate or last 6 digits of the VIN number and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Please Note:

Office Location: 632 W. 6th Ave., Suite 730
Impound Hours: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Except Municipal Holidays

To retrieve a vehicle, you must:

  • be a registered owner - only a registered owner will have options and can retrieve the vehicle. To be a registered owner you must have DMV documentation reflecting you are the registered owner. A signed over title, and application for title and registration (in certain scenarios, an application might be accepted)  

 and bring to our office:

  • Title to the vehicle or the vehicle’s current registration (if you have neither, you will first have to contact the DMV),
  • Current Proof of insurance, which can be show electronically,
  • government-issued photo I.D., and
  • cash or money order.

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A brief summary of options are as follows:

Vehicle impound fees and bonds vary depending on:

  • What the driver was charged or cited with,
  • Prior convictions of the driver; and/or
  • Age of the vehicle.

If the driver was charged or cited under State Statute, no fees are owed to the Municipality of Anchorage, but the State may charge its own fees.

A vehicle impounded for a DUI, certain DWLS/R/C, or Solicitation is considered either an Impound or Forfeiture depending on the Driver's prior convictions:

If the driver does NOT have any prior convictions, the vehicle is considered an impound;

If the driver has one or more prior convictions for either DUI, certain DWLS/R/C, or Solicitation the vehicle is considered a forfeiture.

A vehicle impounded for DWOI or certain DWLS/R/C is considered a Decline.

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