Towed Vehicle

The Parking Office is moving on July 1, 2021 to City Hall, Room N106.

The registered owner of the vehicle must bring their valid Driver’s License and must pay all associated fees, including past due parking citations to obtain a release form from the Parking Office. This can only be processed in person in the Parking Office. Only the owner or person with a valid rental agreement can do so.

Please contact the impound lot for tow and storage fees.

Vehicle Release Fees:

  • Abandoned/Abated Vehicles - $170.00
  • Impounded Vehicles - $150

Request a Tow Hearing

Pursuant to Section 22852 of the California Vehicle Code (CVC), the registered owner, the legal owner of record, or his/her agent, has a right to request a post-storage hearing to determine the validity of the storage of a vehicle in which there is an interest.

The provisions of Section 22852 CVC shall not apply to the removal of vehicles abated under the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program pursuant to California Vehicle Code Sections 22660 through 22668 inclusive, and Section 22710, or to vehicles impounded for investigation in accordance with Section 22655, or to vehicles removed from private property pursuant to Section 22658, or to abandoned vehicles which are determined by the public agency to have an estimated value of five hundred dollars ($500) or less pursuant to the provisions contained in CVC Section 22669.

In order to receive a post-storage hearing, the registered owner, legal owner, or his/her agent must make a formal request (either by letter or in person) to the Parking Division within ten (10) days of the date appearing on the notice.  Mail the written request for a tow hearing to the following address: Parking Division, Department of Transportation, 221 E. Walnut Street, Suite 199, Pasadena, CA 91101.  The hearing will be conducted within 48 hours of the request, excluding weekends and holidays.  All hearing requests must contain the following information:

  1. Complete and correct name of the person requesting the Tow Hearing.
  2. Current address and daytime/contact telephone number.
  3. Proof of interest in the concerned vehicle if you are not listed as the registered or legal owner with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  4. Report number and date of vehicle tow.
  5. Vehicle license plate number, including the state.

No walk-in hearings will be conducted.  For additional questions, you may call (626) 744-7665.

Parking Enforcement

Parking Enforcement Status
Normal, all parking restrictions enforced.

Please call (626) 744-6440 for more information during regular business hours.

Parking Office Information

221 East Walnut Street, Suite 199
Pasadena, CA 91101
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(626) 744-7665
parking@cityofpasadena.net

Monday – Thursday from 8am – 3:30pm.

For Social Distancing, office visits are strictly by Appointment Only and NO WALK-INS.