Impound Hearing for 30-day Holds
As a vehicle owner, or other person entitled to possession of an impounded vehicle, you have the right to a hearing if you believe the vehicle should not have been impounded. The purpose of a hearing is to determine whether there was probable cause to impound the vehicle.
How to request a Hearing
If the Police Department impounded the vehicle you were driving for thirty days pursuant to CVC 14602.6VC, the vehicle was impounded for one of the following reasons:
- The driver had a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License 14601CVC, 14601.1CVC, 14601.2CVC, 14601.3CVC, 14601.4CVC or 14601.5CVC.
- Unlicensed Driver 12500(a) CVC.
The legal or registered owner of the vehicle has the right to a hearing regarding this matter if a request is received or postmarked ten days within the impoundment. After the request is received, the hearing will be conducted within two days. To obtain a hearing the legal or registered owner may:
- Contact the front desk of the Garden Grove Police Department either by phone, in writing or in person at 11301 Acacia Pkwy., Garden Grove, Ca. 92842.
- For more information call 714 741-5719 between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday.
If the storing of your vehicle is held to be lawful, you will be responsible for all fees and charges relating to the storage. This may include tow charges, daily storage charges, and fees paid to the City of Garden Grove for the eventual release of the vehicle.
Your vehicle will not be released from the tow company without written authorization from the Garden Grove Police Department.
After completion of the thirty day impound, a vehicle will be released only after the legal or registered owner or his/her agent furnishes a valid driver’s license and proof of current registration to the Garden Grove Police Department. The driver’s license and registration status will be verified prior to the vehicle being released.
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