Vehicle Release

Vehicle Release Fees

By resolution of the South Lake Tahoe City Council vehicles towed and stored or impounded by police authority will be required to pay a vehicle release fee.

  • Impounded Vehicle - $157
  • Stored Vehicle - $157

Obtaining a Release

Fees must be paid prior to release from the storage yard, at the police station:
1352 Johnson Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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 the time of release. Vehicle release are available 24 hours a day.


For more information about impounded vehicles, please contact the Records Department at (530) 542-6100.