How to Get your Car Back After it Was Towed - Portland & Multnomah County

You will need to contact the Tow Desk for the agency you were arrested by. They will provide you with specific instructions on how to get your car back; however, we have listed some basic facts for you below.

Information you will need to locate your vehicle:
Vehicle make & model
Date & Time car was towed
License Plate Number and VIN Number
*Your vehicle may be located without some of the specifics listed above, but the process will be faster and easier if you have all information.

Information you will need to have your vehicle released to you:
Photo Identification
Proof of Ownership/Registration
Proof of Insurance

Portland Police Bureau Tow Desk Contact Information
Phone: 503-823-0044
Address: 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Monday – Friday - 7:00am – 7:00pm / Saturday – 8:00am – 4:00pm / Sunday & Holidays – Closed
Online Information.

Possible Costs:

The cost of getting your vehicle back depends on the reason it was towed and the details of the tow. The City of Portland Records Division may charge up to a $150.00 fee to release your vehicle in addition to fees assessed by the company who towed your vehicle.

Disputing Tow Costs:

In some cases, you may request a Tow Hearing. For more detailed information please contact the Tow Desk or visit this site.

Multnomah County Sheriff Tow Desk Contact Information
Phone: 503-261-2810
Address: 12240 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Online Information.

Possible Costs:

The Multnomah County Records Division charges a $50.00 release fee in addition to any fees assessed by the company who towed your vehicle. The $50.00 must be paid in exact cash.

Disputing Tow Costs:

In some cases, you may request a Tow Hearing. For more detailed information please contact the Tow Desk or visit this site.

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