Chief Mike Zaro (253) 830-5000 • Fax (253) 830-5069 • MZaro@cityoflakewood.us
Station address: 9401 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499; Phone: (253) 830-5000

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If your vehicle has been impounded by the Lakewood Police Department you will need to know the following:

Please note: If your vehicle is impounded on a weekend or holiday, the vehicle cannot be released until the following business day.
  • The vehicle can only be released to the registered or legal owner. The registered owner may request another person to redeem the car but the owner must be present.
  • The person redeeming the car must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • The owner, or person redeeming the vehicle along with the owner, must obtain a form authorizing the release of the vehicle from the Lakewood Police Department, and then pay a $100 administrative fee to the City.
  • The owner/person redeeming the vehicle must pay all impound and storage fees.
  • After all of this is done, the vehicle is released.
DWLS procedures and hearings  
Vehicle Impound Brochure

Payment of the $100 administrative fee must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit/debit card, and may be made at:

Lakewood Police Department

9401 Lakewood Drive SW

Lakewood, WA  98499-3900

Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.