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Towed Vehicle Locator

Department of Public Works
Parking Enforcement Management Administration


You can find out if you vehicle has been towed by entering specific information about your vehicle. You can either:
  • Enter your license plate(tag)number and select your issuing state, Canadian province, US Territory, or organization(US Government, Diplomat)from the dropdown menu and select Search.
  • Enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) and select Search.



Vehicles impounded anytime on Saturday, Sunday, Federal and Local Holidays or after 5:00PM Monday through Friday are held in abeyance at a secured government temporary transfer lot and are not available for customer pick-up until 8:00AM on the next business day. Additionally, personal property cannot be retrieved from an impounded vehicle on Saturday, Sunday, Federal and Local Holidays or after 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Impounded vehicles will be transferred to the DC DPW Blue Plains Abandoned Vehicle Lot located at 5001 Shepherd Pkwy SW, Washington, DC 20032 on the next business day. For more information please contact 202-541-6083. If your vehicle has been impounded by a private company, please call the company for hours of operation.