Find a towed car

To locate a towed car, first determine whether it was towed from a public street or from private property. Then contact the appropriate company to retrieve your impounded vehicle.

Towed from a public street

If your car was towed from a Seattle street, call Lincoln Towing at 206-834-2800. The City of Seattle contracts with Lincoln Towing to provide services for police-authorized impounds. Or use the Lincoln Towing website to do a Seattle impound vehicle search.

Towed from private property

If your car was towed from a private parking lot:

  • find the posted signs showing the tow company phone number
  • call the towing company that regulates the lot

Or contact the owner of the property and ask about towing. If you still cannot locate your vehicle, call the Seattle Police Department non-emergency number at 206-625-5011.

To find out if a company is licensed to tow vehicles from private property in Seattle, see licensed tow companies.

How much will it cost?

Towing fees vary depending on where the car was parked and what services were performed. For more information, see these pages:

Max towing fees: police-authorized impounds
Max towing fees: private property impounds